Construction on the 7-acre Harvest Hope Park is expected to begin in November. Once complete, it will feature a fish farm, hiking trail and more.
Traveling sports fans will have a new place to shop for gear at Tampa International Airport when Tampa Bay Sports opens a location there next year.
A new skatepark is coming to Campbell Park in St. Petersburg. Construction on the $1.25 million regional grade skatepark is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is developing a task force to plan, design and raise funds for a new science center in the Channelside District near Amalie Arena. The move is part of Jeff Vinik's redevelopment plan for downtown Tampa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tampa Bay-based Toffee to Go will be Hyde Park Village's first pop-up storefront just in time for the holiday season. The specialty store was made popular after being featured as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2013.
Revolution Ice Cream Company sells about 20 special flavors with names like RumChata (pumpkin-spiced), Pomegranate Rosemary, Eurotrash (Nutella ice cream and Biscoff cookie crumbles), and Porky’s Delight (vanilla with bacon and bacon brittle).
Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach undergoes expansion to accommodate visitors and tourists. Renovations include extension of Beach Walk and installation of benches around playground.
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.
The Gator Nationals in October will be the first event to showcase a new BMX supercross facility being built in Oldsmar. The event is sponsored by USA BMX.
A mother in search of an appropriate school for her young children opens a new Montessori School in the growing West Pasco County neighborhood of Trinity.