13 new single-family homes are being built in East Tampa. The Beacon Homes will be constructed through the Florida Minority Impact Housing Fund (FMIHF), which was created by Neighborhood Lending Partners, a nonprofit multi-banking consortium that provides financing to developers of affordable housing and community revitalization. The Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) of Tampa is also heavily involved in the project.
The Straz Center in Tampa recently unveiled a conceptual master plan that includes the creation of a grand terrace that flows to the river front, reinventing and enlarging the Silbiger Lobby in Morsani Hall and adding a multi-purpose events center to accommodate growth in food and beverage, education and artistic programming.
Dade City is experiencing a development boom with a brand new $6.6 million city hall and police station, and new restaurants and shops -- with room for more.
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.
Downtown Dunedin undergoes major renovations as a mixed-use building goes up and two large projects are in the pre-construction phase.
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.
A new trend in downtown living is making its way through St. Petersburg. What is it? Townhomes, the luxury of having all that a house has to offer while still living the urban lifestyle you want. Three projects will give future residents this housing option.
Tampa International Airport is undergoing a $953-million renovation which includes adding 65 new shops and restaurants. Approximately 40-percent of the restaurants are local, includiing Columbia, Cigar City, RumFish Grill, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place.
Downtown Tampa's skyline is growing as another residential tower breaks ground. The 23-story, 362-unit building will also include 8,000-square-feet of retail space and public art adorning the side of the building.
At least three new multi-family communities are planning to open in 2016 in South Tampa. Waverly Courtyard Villas, Grant Place and Casa De Leon offer unique amenities to those looking to move to South Tampa neighborhoods.
USFSP, Eckerd College and the University of Tampa campuses are growing and upgrading facilities with new buildings designed to serve students long into the future.
Tampa Bay area private schools are investing in their campuses as a way to enrich the educational experience for their students. Academy of the Holy Names, Berkeley Prep and Jesuit High School are each making multi-million dollar improvements.
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.
West Tampa is experiencing a development renaissance as two new retailers and a restaurant move into the former KMart property located along Dale Mabry Highway between Interstate 275 and Raymond James Stadium. Ashley Furniture, Floor & Decor and Ker's Winghouse will be the first retailers going into the revitalized shopping center.