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Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West Tampa

The diversity of apartments, restaurants and shops in North Hyde Park is particularly attractive to young professionals and college students looking for an affordable neighborhood near downtown.

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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.

Beth Ross is Executive Director at Blanket Tampa Bay.

How to end homelessness? Tampa Bay area nonprofits bring fresh, new approaches

From developing urban rest stops and locations for people to fill water bottles to expanding mental health programming, local charities are focused on solutions to end homelessness.

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Where to get fastest internet speed? Try Connected City in Pasco County

The Connected City, between Wesley Chapel and San Antonio in Pasco County, is designed to include 37,000 homes and 12 million square feet of commercial space, along with a wellness district and an education center in partnership with Saint Leo University.

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On the Ground: Tour highlights assets, opportunities in Wimauma

A bus tour through Wimauma in rural South Hillsborough County connects local community leaders capable of finding solutions in an area undergoing transformational change spurred by pricey new gated communities and people moving in from other places.

Rotunda Wilcox

Q&A: Rotunda Wilcox, Wimauma CDC President

Wimauma community leaders are seeking more and better economic and education opportunities as well as affordable housing  -- with hopes of yielding greater success in the lives of its residents.

SMT supervisor Dale Lynn shows Marshall Middle School students an assembly that goes into the magneto on a piston engine aircraft.

Preparing for the future: Schools gear up to train students for new manufacturing jobs

Local schools are re-emphasizing training for skilled labor jobs to meet the demands of a rebounding manufacturing industry. More than 4,000 jobs are now available in the Tampa Bay region.

Curtis, Kimberly and Caleb Darby are graduates of the Family Promise of Pinellas County program.

For Good: Family Promise works with interfaith congregations to help homeless families

Fourteen host congregations set up make-shift living quarters for homeless families inside their houses of worship. Volunteers take turns supplying the guests three meals a day, as well as helping in whatever ways are needed, including taking kids to school, donating personal and household items, or offering social and emotional support. 

Johns Hopkins All Children's research facility.

Tampa Bay Area: Most anticipated development projects in 2017

In addition to the much anticipated groundbreaking for the Vinik development on the waterfront in Downtown Tampa, several other major development projects around the Tampa Bay Area expect to see tremendous progress in 2017. Here are a few. 

View of the Charles Wharton Johnson Pavilion at Coachman Park.

Redesign of Clearwater waterfront promises to enhance appeal, spur investments

The Imagine Clearwater process engages urban designers and local residents in a planning exercise for how everyone can better access and enjoy the city’s unique waterfront.

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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

Officails were on the site Oct. 21, 2016, for an official ceremonial groundbreaking of Channel Club and a downtown Publix on East Madison Street.

Great news for downtown Tampa: Grocery store in Channel District breaks ground

A new Publix grocery store and a new city park are being built adjacent to The Channel Club, a 323-unit apartment building now under construction near the corner of East Twiggs Street and Meridian Avenue.

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Want to attract artists, creatives to your town? Transform a neighborhood

Pinellas Park transforms a once blighted urban area of the city into an eclectic arts village with affordable studio space and housing for working artists and entrepreneurs.

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New apartments transform Westshore area into more livable community

Transformational change begins in Tampa’s Westshore area as new apartment communities designed for an urban lifestyle open in traditional business district.

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YouthBuild is all about character, hard work and achieving success

YouthBuild, a solutions-oriented government program designed to give struggling teens and 20-somethings extra chances to succeed, engages education, skills and a team of patient professionals who insist on long-term caring relationships with the students.
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