Four bridges in the Island Estates community of Clearwater are being replaced, and five others are being worked on for minor issues. The $3.6 million project started when someone kayaking under one of the bridges noticed degrading concrete and reported it to the city.
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is taking off with its plans for a bigger and better airport by adding 12,000-square-feet of space around gates seven through 10, renovating retail and food and beverage concessions, and adding a new children's play area.
At least four hotels in the Tampa Bay area are under construction and/or undergoing renovation projects designed to meet increasing demand from tourists and other visitors.
The City of Clearwater announces the opening of a new path for bicyclists and pedestrians along Bayshore Boulevard. The trail connects the Courtney Campbell Causeway to Team Wilson Trail at Del Oro Park. This is one of many trails the city plans to construct in order to provide alternative modes of transportation and recreation.
The City of Clearwater and The Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance are creating a new veterans memorial at Crest Lake Park. The memorial will feature a plaza, bronze sculptures and walls on which people can honor veterans by having their names engraved for a small donation.
Two residential towers and three new restaurants are the start to downtown Clearwater's ongoing redevelopment. The city plans for downtown to become a vibrant waterfront destination.
Historic Harbor Oaks neighborhood in Clearwater may be getting brick streets as a solution to their traffic calming and beautification dilemma. Residents will be polled by the city and if 65 percent are in favor, brick streets will be coming to the neighborhood. The $1.8 million project will be funded by the residents who are seeking the old-fashioned roads.
Three golf courses in the Tampa Bay area reopen, or ready to open after renovations aimed to make golfing experience more enjoyable. Rocky Point golf course in Tampa, Copperhead at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor and Twin Brooks golf course make improvements including new greens and drainage systems.
Coastal Cantina will offer Florida coastal cuisine with Latin flair. Crooked Thumb Brewery will offer a wide range of craft beers, wine and ciders.
Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach undergoes expansion to accommodate visitors and tourists. Renovations include extension of Beach Walk and installation of benches around playground.
Development is returning to Oldsmar, a suburb of Tampa, where a vegan organic raw cafe recently opened, and a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Craft Street Kitchen's second location are set to open this fall..
The Courtney Campbell Causeway is lined with more palm trees as the FDOT includes the span in its Bold Beautification Program. Plans for more landscaping on the Pinellas side of the causeway are in the development stages.
Stantec and the city of Clearwater are working together to build a master plan for the North Marina area. The city is seeking feedback from the community by hosting three meetings in August, September and October.
NorthStar Bank offers customers human contact with brick and mortar branches and a new loan production office in St. Petersburg. The bank targets professionals and business owners who require a person rather than a machine to complete transactions.
History will be restored as JMC Communities renovates the lobby and surrounding rooms of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel and builds condos and carriage homes in the surrounding areas. The new community will be known as Belleview Inn & Place and will feature a 33-room boutique hotel, 104 luxury condos and 28 carriage homes.