Downtown St. Petersburg gets its first ramen restaurant in the Edge District, plus another upscale townhome community, as development continues in the city.
A new 80-unit apartment complex for seniors opens near the University of South Florida to address pent-up demand for affordable housing.
The Westshore District in Tampa keeps thriving with new development as two new projects get underway in the neighborhood. Kimpton Hotels is building a five-story, 150-room luxury boutique hotel at the intersection of Laurel and O'Brien Streets with an anticipated opening of early 2018. Miller's Ale House, the popular restaurant chain, is opening its fourth location in Westshore on Columbus Drive.
Ebisu Sushi Shack, Antoinette's French Bakery and Cafe and Pirate Pops are three new foodie stops moving to the popular Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa.
A long-awaited cultural center in New Tampa would seat 300 and be built for future expansion if all goes as planned.
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.
Couches and round tables replace traditional theater seating at The Space in West Tampa, where actors sit in the audience and perform on raised platforms as opposed to a traditional stage.
SunView Software, Inc. invests $1-million into expanding its headquarters to build a modern workspace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. The expansion will add 6,000 square feet to the Tampa headquarters as well as 45 new employees.
Two residential towers and three new restaurants are the start to downtown Clearwater's ongoing redevelopment. The city plans for downtown to become a vibrant waterfront destination.
St. Petersburg College purchases two buildings from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority in mid-town area of St. Petersburg in an effort to help stabilize the struggling neighborhood.
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.
BayCare Health System signs agreement to acquire Bartow Regional Medical Center in Polk County. This will be the second hospital run by BayCare in Polk County.
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.
South Tampa is experiencing a mini development boom as T.J. Maxx plans to move into a Henderson Boulevard shopping center between Fresh Market and First Watch. Several restaurants also have opened in nearby neighborhoods, including Four Rivers Smokehouse, Acropolis Greek Taverna and Cask.