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Westchase foodie alert: New restaurants opening

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. 

Courtney Campbell sports new palm trees as part of beautification project

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. 

Old Raytheon site in St. Pete purchased

Commercial Development Company purchases the old Raytheon site in St. Petersburg with plans to redevelop the area for multifamily housing, retail or mixed-use. 

New Pasco community opens first model homes

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 in Pinellas upgrades its paths with innovative, sustainable pavement

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. 

Madison Street Park coming to Channel District

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 Film Festival opens new headquarters in St. Pete

BLUE Ocean opens its headquarters in St. Pete as it prepares for the 2016 film festival. 

Clearwater designs investment in U.S. 19 corridor to stimulate local economy

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.

City of Tampa seeks proposals for downtown public arts projects

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.

Urban Charrette, CNU Tampa Bay host open mic on urbanism and the arts

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. 

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik plans $1B Investment in Downtown Tampa

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.

2 major Tampa streets get new trees, flowers in $1 million makeover

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 of Tampa's newest bike lanes

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.

Developers plan hotel/residences at Tampa's historic Kress building

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.

The Salvador is newest condo project for Downtown St. Petersburg

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.
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