The new “Building a Healthier Sulphur Springs” project launches on March 19 at the Abundant Life Worship Center, 8117 N. 13th St. Services aim to make homes in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood safer, healthier and more energy efficient.
Luxury cigar retailer Davidoff of Geneva will join forces with Orlando-based Corona Cigar Company to open a 5,000-square-foot flagship store in the MetWest International Retail Village in Tampa's Westshore Business District by late 2015.
A new 'quiet zone' will prevent trains from sounding horns in downtown Tampa as a result of the Florida Department of Transportation awarding the City of Tampa a $1.35 millon grant to create the 'quiet zone' along CSX railroad tracks throughout downtown Tampa.
DDA Development is ready to break ground on the 13-story luxury residential tower, The Salvador. The luxury condominiums are bucking a trend toward more apartments but Smith & Associates director of development, David Moyer, says about 30 percent of condos have pre-sold.
McAlister's Deli is adding 30 restaurants around the country. About 10 to 12 of those will be in Tampa and Hillsborough County, where McAlister's representatives see "robust growth" and opportunities in business districts and new residents moving into apartments.
The exploding growth of new residential towers, hotels and restaurants in downtown Tampa will require improvements to the city's utility services, including water delivery and water pressure. Tampa will spend about $30 million on three infrastructure projects over the next year and a half.
Pasco County is in the midst of a development boom of new residences, restaurants and malls. In late 2015, the Trinity area will get its first hotel, a Holiday Inn Express. Hotel developer Michael Holtz of MPH Hotels, Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Group partnered on the deal.
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.
Gateway North is the first large-scale, market-rate apartment complex to open in Largo in at least a decade, possibly longer. The 342-unit complex offers a 2-acre lake with jogging trail and trolley stops to Clearwater beaches.
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.
Local developer Wesley Burdette is hoping to attract young professionals to the Warehouse Lofts in Seminole Heights. The 46-unit apartment complex on Florida Avenue is an in-fill project that is a rarity for a neighborhood known for historical single-family bungalows.
The Tampa Housing Authority is searching for a professional theater company to operate a 5,000-square-foot theater at Tempo, a multi-family apartment building under construction at ENCORE! Tampa. Tempo is expected to open in 2015. ENCORE is a $425 million master-planned urban village adjacent to downtown Tampa.
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.
Angry Chair Brewing is the newest micro-brewery to open and adds to Seminole Heights' reputation as a destination place or eclectic dining and drinking choices.