Tampa Interstate Study Phase I & II

Relocation & Rehabilitation

The Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) project is the largest Department of Transportation/ Federal Highway Administration mitigation project involving the relocation of historic resources ever undertaken. Impacting a significant number of historic structures within the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District, 64 historic buildings were chosen for relocation along the I-4/ I-275 highway corridors, with the remaining impacted structures slated for demolition.

Preservation Resource, Inc. was hired to assess the condition of the impacted historic buildings, prepare relocation and renovation plans for the structures slated for relocation, and prepare HABS documentation and Conditions Assessment Reports for all structures scheduled for demolition. In addition, PRI provided site planning and layout, architectural design and construction supervision for the rehabilitation of the first 35 relocated structures as part of Phase I. Phase II included the relocation of an additional 29 buildings with project planning and layout as well as site and foundation plans provided by Preservation Resource.

All plans and reports were reviewed by the Florida Division of Historical Resources and the City of Tampa Historic Preservation Office and Review Boards for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

Tampa Interstate Study Project Awards

  • 2009 Hillsborough County Planning Commission Award of Excellence
  • 2004-2008 Tampa Preservation, Inc. Restoration/Rehabilitation Awards (35 awards total)
  • 2007 American Road and Transportation Builders Association Globe Environmental Award
  • 2006 Hillsborough County Planning Commission Merit Award (Bus Shelter Design)
  • 2005 Certificate of Appreciation from the National Park Service for Preservation of a National Landmark
  • 2004, 2005 Tampa Preservation, Inc. Organization Awards
  • 2003 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Organizational Achievement Award
  • 2003 FHWA Excellence in Right-of-Way Award for Innovative Techniques
  • 2002 Hillsborough County Planning Commission Environmental Award

Chinsegut Hill Manor House

Historic Structures Report/ Foundation Repair/ Exterior Restoration

Built in the 1840s as a plantation home, the National Register listed Chinsegut Hill Manor House had been transformed by USF into a Retreat and Conference Center. Still owned by the state, the Friends of Chinsegut Hill, Inc. received a Matching Category Grant from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to complete a Historic Structures Report prior to rehabilitation of the building. The report included extensive documentation of the building’s history, existing conditions, and recommendations for rehabilitation. Preservation Resource, Inc. was later chosen as the Building Contractor for the foundation repairs and exterior rehabilitation of the building for use as a Conference Center, also funded by grants through the Florida Division of Historical Resources. The Historic Structures Report was reviewed and approved by the Florida Division of Historical Resources as in keeping with the National Park Services Historic Preservation Guidelines.

Bay Pines Veterans Administration Medical Campus

Cultural Resource Assessment Survey & Section 106 Review

Prepared Florida Master Site File Forms for all resources within the National Register-eligible district in Pinellas County with exceptional Mediterranean Revival style architecture. Prepared Section 106 application and evaluation of proposed new construction and renovation project for the Florida Division of Historical Resources.

Ocala Union Station Passenger Shed

Relocation/ Restoration

This project consisted of modifying the north portions of the historic Ocala Union Station (Union Station Plaza) Passenger Shed in order to meet clearance requirements along the CSX tracks. In order to accommodate a large freight shipment, the north Shed canopy was disassembled, labeled, and stored as an intermittent solution to the problem. PRI was hired to plan the sensitive relocation and reconstruction of the Passenger Shed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation in addition meeting the required track clearance.

Ft. Basinger School

Conditions Assessment/ Stabilization/ Project Planning

The National Register-eligible Fort Basinger School is a two-room wood- framed schoolhouse located in unincorporated Highlands County, Florida along US 98, built c. 1910. Preservation Resource, Inc. was hired to prepare a detailed Conditions Assessment Report documenting the existing structure and assessing the structural condition for relocation, prepare relocation/site/foundation plans for permitting, and make recommendations for the stabilizing, weatherproofing and securing of the structure. Additionally, PRI executed stabilization and mothballing of the building.  The project was reviewed by the Florida Division of Historical Resources for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.

Bay Gables

Conditions Assessment/  Relocation Feasibility Study

When a developer requested to tear down one of the last remaining historic homes in downtown St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc. asked Preservation Resource, Inc. to do a Structural and Historic Conditions Assessment and evaluate the feasibility of relocating the building as a last resort for saving it. PRI examined the building from foundation to attic and wrote a report showing the investigation findings, along with cost estimates for both structural repairs and relocation.

Davis House

Conditions Assessment/  Relocation/ Rehabilitation Supervision

Preservation Resource, Inc. prepared a Conditions Assessment Report and relocation and rehabilitation plans for the preservation of a National Register-eligible African-American historic residence in Ocala, FL for FDOT District V as well as construction supervision services. The project was reviewed by FL Division of Historical Resources in keeping with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation.

Other Representative Projects:

  • Frazee House/ The Mirador Bed & Breakfast Renovation Design-Build, Brooksville, FL
  • 1314 S. DeSoto Avenue Consultation for the Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, Tampa, FL
  • U.S. Coast Guard Airstation Clearwater Historic Resource Assessment, Clearwater, FL
  • Battle Creek VA Medical Campus Historic Resource Survey  and Section 106 Review, Battle Creek, MI
  • US Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Building 160 Historic Resource Assessment, Opa-Locka, FL
  • Fort Desoto Assessment Report, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Pinellas Point Mound Archaeological Management Plan consultant, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Historic Resource Surveys/ Community Planning:
    • Eustis, FL
    • Old Northwood Historic District, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Central Park Historic District, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Northboro Park Historic District, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Northwest Historic District, West Palm Beach, FL
    • Tarpon Springs Historic District, Tarpon Springs, FL

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