After 5 years of planning, design and construction, the JCC has opened its doors to the community! Featuring over 100,000 sf of fitness, event, arts, business and administration space, the historic renovation will be a catalyst for West Tampa redevelopment.
Surrounded by state and local officials, major donors and Federation leadership, Bryan and Shanna Glazer cut the ribbon, officially opening the new Bryan Glazer Family JCC at the refurbished Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in West Tampa. More than 350 people gathered outdoors for what is arguably the biggest event in more than 20 years for the Tampa Jewish community.
It took a multi-million dollar renovation of the historic Fort Homer Hesterly Armory to transform the aging, leaky structure – vacant since 2004 – into the showcase JCC that officials say will serve as a model for others throughout the nation.