USF medical students can be closer than ever to hands-on experiences as the new USF Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute breaks ground in downtown Tampa, just five minutes from USF's main teaching hospital, Tampa General.
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.
Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee create new concept store bringing bagels and specialty coffee together under one roof. Grand opening on December 9th will offer first 50 guests a coupon book containing weekly coupons for free coffee, bagels and schmear for a year.
Hyde Park Village announces the opening of three new retailers and a steakhouse, which are all set to open next year. Additions include Suit Supply, which sells upscale suits for men, The Shade Store, a home décor company, Vineyard Vines, a clothing store, and Meat Market, a steakhouse.
Plans move ahead on Main Street Landing development project in downtown New Port Richey. The development plans include three towers covering a city block, with 93 residential units and commercial space as well.
Sarasota-based Neal Communities builds eight new home communities in 2015, with plans to build three more by mid 2016. Communities are spread out south of Tampa, in Sarasota, Bradenton, Riverview, Lakewood Ranch, Apollo Beach and Estero.
SPC receives state funding to complete construction on new Bay Pines STEM Learning Center. The $4.7 million project will serve SPC students, Pinellas County schoolteachers as well as secondary school students and students from other colleges on STEM-related projects.
The Reed at ENCORE! Tampa is now complete and fully occupied. The Reed is part of a larger planned community located between downtown Tampa and Ybor City, which covers 12 city blocks.
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.
Foodie Alert: Five new restaurants to open in the Westshore area including YO! Sushi, TAPS, Doc B's, Lucky Dill and Thai Prime.
New luxury apartments coming to the Westshore area of Tampa include The Westly apartments, a 262-unit complex with the first units becoming available in June 2016.
Tampa Housing Authority plans to add 800 homes to the West River redevelopment project. The project is part of the city of Tampa's plan to transform the area into a mixed-income neighborhood.
Tampa Premium Outlets to open in Wesley Chapel October 29th featuring 90 stores and a variety of dining options.
New contemporary townhomes coming to North Hyde Park, which feature rooftop terraces and modern finishes. The 39-unit project is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
The iconic Hacienda Hotel in downtown New Port Richey is getting ready to reopen as an historic boutique hotel in Spring 2016, while neighboring Sims Park undergoes renovations including a new playground, splash pad and additional walkways.