Industrial, funky, artsy, rustic, eclectic are some of the words that describe Downtown Tampa's growing Channel District. You'll find high-rise condos, renovated warehouse lofts, creative workspaces, restaurants and services. What once housed old Model T-Fords is now a house itself. The TECO Historic Streetcar can be boarded at several stations throughout the district carrying people between Downtown's business district, the Channel District, and Ybor City. The Channel District is one of the new, chic places to visit and call home.
District Fun Facts
- Port Tampa Bay is the closest port of importance in the United States to the Panama Canal.
- TECO Line Streetcar stations are enhanced with local public art that reflect the character and history of the Channel District.
- What's in a name? Before being branded as the Channel District, over the years it has held different monikers including the Estuary, La Draga, and the Ybor Channel area.