The City of Tampa plans to build new park in the Channel District next to Martin at Meridian. The park will feature a dog park, event space, water features and courts to play various sports. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.
BLUE Ocean opens its headquarters in St. Pete as it prepares for the 2016 film festival.
The City of Clearwater aims to model the Westshore business district in Tampa in terms of economic development as it sets forth plans for the U.S. 19 corridor through Pinellas County.
Calling all artists! The city of Tampa is actively seeking artists to pour their creative juices into public art projects in the final phase of the Tampa Riverwalk and new Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The objective is to create public art that is innovative and engaging, to attract residents and visitors to enjoy the local outdoors.
How do the arts shape neighborhoods and the overall visual identity of Tampa? Speak into the open mic hosted by Tampa's Urban Charrette and CNU Tampa Bay.
In the next five to seven years, the Channel District will be transformed into the Tampa Waterfront District with a $1 billion investment from Tampa Bay Lighting owner Jeff Vinik and partners including billionaire Bill Gates. About 3 million square feet of commercial and residential will be added. About 3,700 direct jobs will be created.
The city of Tampa hopes to encourage economic development by sprucing up "gateways" along Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights and Dale Mabry Highway, leading to MacDill Avenue. Landscape designs costing about $1 million will be spent.
Green is the color recommended by federal highway safety officials to mark off bike safety lanes. So, Tampa plans to stripe new green bike lanes as part of resurfacing projects on Cleveland and Platt Streets.
City planners are reviewing a proposal to turn the historic Kress building on North Franklin Street into a 22-story tower of hotel rooms and residences. Four restaurants also are planned.
DDA Development plans to build a 74-unit condominium - The Salvador - that will offer luxury living but at somewhat lower purchase prices than other condominiums along ritzy Beach Drive.
What New York landscape architect Charles Wellford Leavitt designed nearly 100 years ago is today on of the country's 10 great public spaces. Lake Mirror Lake in Lakeland is a public treasure, according to the American Planning Association.
A Walmart Supercenter under construction on East Hillsborough Avenue is the first major business to invest in the community in decades. About 300 jobs and the potential for hundreds of thousands of property tax revenues will be generated.
A re-designed Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is a centerpiece in the re-imagined city of Tampa as an urban village where people work, live and play.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a hidden gem of nature's beauty amidst the urban jumble of Clearwater which is all but built out with homes, shops, offices and roadways. The City of Clearwater is spending $700,000 on renovations and extending operating hours to include Sundays. The park offers a new pier and improved trails. In 2015 the city will update an intrepetive center, add restrooms and improved landscaping.
Tampa civil rights' leader Clarence Fort broke down racial barriers when he organized Tampa's first lunch counter sit-ins at F.W. Woolworth's in downtown Tampa on Feb. 29, 1960. He will be honored on Sept. 18 when the city officially names a new park, at 3803 Osborne Ave., the Clarence Fort Freedom Trail.