Locals at Schillers Architectural and Design Salvage in West Tampa. <span class='image-credits'>Amber Sigman</span> The Studios at 5663 in Pinellas Park. <span class='image-credits'>Julie Branaman</span> Visitors at the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market. <span class='image-credits'>by James Branaman</span>

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Looking to build a home for about $300K? Shotgun-style homes make a comeback in West Tampa

Shotgun-style homes are still part of West Tampa’s history and help define its character. Domain has resurrected and updated the design in a two-story version that it is building on several locations around West Tampa.

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Brief History of West Tampa: From its start to today

West Tampa’s first generation of cigar manufacturers includes Cuesta, Rey, & Co., Ellinger Brothers, and the Armena Cigar Company. The inadvertent misspelling of that last one on street signs has led some to think there were Armenian immigrants among the Spaniards and Cubans.

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Q&A with Jerel McCants: Tampa architect designs affordable housing in Ybor City

Why Ybor City? Why now? "Ybor has always been culturally and architecturally significant. ... We don't want to out-price those people who've lived here.''

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If not now, when? Why one Tampa Bay company sees great value in new Regional Resiliency Coalition

When it comes to a problem as big as sea level rise, which could destroy up to $161 billion of economic activity across the Tampa Bay region by 2060, good corporate citizens can’t afford to simply watch from the sidelines. Read Part 2 of a 2-part series.

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New Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition promises collaborative action on climate change

Realizing Resilience: 83 Degrees presents a 2-part series on the Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition and Florida's need for mitigation and adaptation in the face of sea level rise and climate change. Read Part 1.

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Local thought leaders on job proofing your future, how to get hired in an evolving digital age

Launchcode hosts "Disrupting the Digital Norm,'' a convo among local tech experts about preparing for jobs of the future in a fast-paced, fast-changing world. Learn more.

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New medical research & education building strengthens St. Pete’s Innovation District

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s new $95 million Research and Education Building is expected to be an economic driver for St. Petersburg and the region. It positions the hospital to be one of the premier academic pediatric hospitals in Florida.

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