Improvements to Fowler Avenue in Tampa are under consideration

A study is underway to see the benefits of redeveloping busy Fowler Avenue.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Plans are underway to make changes to a busy road in Tampa.

The Fowler Avenue corridor is home to Tampa must-sees like the University of South Florida and the Moffitt Cancer Center, but many of its businesses and infrastructure need upgrading.

The causeway sees over 60,000 cars a day. It is also one of Hillsborough County’s most dangerous roads for pedestrians, so more crosswalks and bike crossings are being added.

Speed ​​checks are commonplace. On top of that, the area’s once-popular mall, University Square Mall, is still being demolished.

A rapid bus line could also connect the neighborhood to downtown Tampa. But plans are underway to do more than that. Renderings show mixed-use stores and restaurants, extensions for Moffitt and more.

Hillsborough County leaders recently moved forward with plans to study the area to get feedback on what needs to be done and opportunities for growth.

For now, this project is still in the study phase. A timeline for when we might see all of this come to fruition has yet to be set.