The Oaks At Riverview
The former Riverview Terrace and Tom Dyer Homes public housing communities, a project of 488 low-rise, barracks style public housing units in Tampa, Florida was demolished to make room for a mixed income, mixed tenure community. THC and its partners, Mid-City Urban and Russell New Urban Development wrote the HOPE VI grant application that was funded in 2001 after the Housing Authority had been unsuccessful in two prior applications. The Housing Authority was awarded a HOPE VI revitalization grant in November, 2001 in the amount of $19,937,572, which combined with two previously awarded grants for the 76 Tom Dyer units in the amount of $3,329,159, that provided a total of $23,266,731 in grant funds in support of this redevelopment activity.
The Oaks at Riverview includes 250 rental units and community amenities and 96 single-family homes for private ownership. The entire property lends itself to contemporary Florida-style living, with tropical landscaping, new city streets and sidewalks and ample parking. There is a resort-style swimming pool, a picnic and barbecue area as well as grassy areas for everyone's enjoyment.
A computer room, business center, library and planned social activities are also available for the residents of the Oaks. One of the most appealing amenities for parents is the on-site, full-time professional day care center for children.