The new Waterline Resort on Anna Maria Island will feature waterfront suites, a marina and a restaurant. The Waterline marina will have 50 boat slips for charters, eco-tours, guided fishing excursions or daily sunset cruises.
De Soto National Memorial, honoring the Spanish explorer who came to Florida from Europe in 1539, sports new technology and other equipment thanks to a recent renovation.
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.
The Westchase area of Tampa welcomes two unique dining options as Tampa Bay Brewing Company opens a second location in the suburbs, and co-founder of Bonefish Grill, Tim Curci brings an innovative twist to the farm-to-table concept.
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.
Commercial Development Company purchases the old Raytheon site in St. Petersburg with plans to redevelop the area for multifamily housing, retail or mixed-use.
The building boom in Pasco County continues a the latest planned community, Starkey Ranch, opens its first model homes to the public. When completed, the community will feature multiple neighborhoods with new homes, a grocery store, shops and restaurants.
Heritage Village becomes more eco-friendly as KB Industries (KBI) installs its signature product Flexi®-Pave. The product is a porous pavement made of recycled tires making it environmentally friendly, as well as eliminating standing water, reducing pollution and controlling erosion.
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.