The building boom in Pasco County continues a the latest planned community, Starkey Ranch, opens its first model homes to the public. When completed, the community will feature multiple neighborhoods with new homes, a grocery store, shops and restaurants.
SkyHouse Channelside apartment building opens in downtown Tampa with lots of upscale amenities designed to attract young professionals and empty nesters.
Theater lovers will be happy to hear a new theater is coming to West Tampa. The Space at 2106 Main is unique in its design as it is an old restaurant being renovated into an immersive theater with moving chairs, booths and tables making a completely different experience for the audience.
Grady Square, a $56-million luxury apartment building, is under construction in Tampa's Westshore district. The development adds to the Westshore area's ongoing pattern of growth, joining the Crescent, the Hampton Inn & Suites, the World of Beer and the Laser Spine Institute.
A new interactive water fountain, concert/festival space, basketball courts, picnic shelters and skate park are under construction at Perry Harvey Park in downtown Tampa. The futuristic park will include public art depicting the neighborhood's traditional culture and historic past.
Aging bridges catch the eye of Pinellas County officials as San Martin Bridge in St. Peterburg and the Dunedin Causeway meet and surpass their 50-year lifespans. Plans are in the study phase right now, however, construction could start as early as 2018 if funding is in place.
NorthStar Bank offers customers human contact with brick and mortar branches and a new loan production office in St. Petersburg. The bank targets professionals and business owners who require a person rather than a machine to complete transactions.
Niche, a national ranking website, lists Tampa Bay on five lists including best suburb to raise a family, buy a home and easiest commute. Rankings based on factors including schools, jobs and housing.
History will be restored as JMC Communities renovates the lobby and surrounding rooms of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel and builds condos and carriage homes in the surrounding areas. The new community will be known as Belleview Inn & Place and will feature a 33-room boutique hotel, 104 luxury condos and 28 carriage homes.
Amazon fulfillment center in Ruskin designed by Stantec, a Tampa-based architectural and engineering firm receives the Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) award for "Outstanding Development." The award was given based off of the fulfillment center's size, the 2,500 jobs created and the short amount of time that it took for construction to take place.
Led by Urban Charrette and CNU Tampa Bay, Urbanism on Tap is a series of recurring open mic events focused on generating constructive conversations about current ideas and trends shaping the urban scene.
Visitors to Tampa will have a new hotel to stay in come late summer 2016 as the McKibbon Group completes a new Hampton Inn and Suites. Also, World of Beer will be opening around the same time within walking distance from the new hotel.
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.
Innovative nonprofit program helps low-income families achieve the American dream of home ownership by assisting with building their own homes.
An 18-story tower called Bliss is under construction on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg. Features include two residences per floor, vehicular elevator, sky lounge, fitness center and pool. Construction is expected to be completed by 2016.