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Jason Johnson, a personal trainer, works with Patty Woods at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC in West Tampa.

Urban Stimuli: JCC renovation jumpstarts investments in West Tampa

An art-deco building formerly used by The National Guard spurs change in its West Tampa neighborhood, signaling wider revitalization North of Kennedy Boulevard.

Christopher Gergen

How a merger between Forward Cities and CEOs for Cities will aim to drive inclusive economic growth

Wealth inequality in America across racial lines is growing, particularly in cities. Here's how one organization proposes to tackle it.

Petit Piquant, a French patisserie in West Tampa that uses farm fresh ingredients.

What's for dinner? Exploring West Tampa dining options

As West Tampa grows and evolves, local dining options are no longer limited to traditional Cuban or Spanish. See what's cooking beyond Boliche Boulevard. 

Kelly Farrell looks over water line plans for a major expansion at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Park redo creates key community gathering space for West Tampa

The newly renovated Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in West Tampa will offer an abundance of outdoor activities and event space, similar to Curtis Hixon Park across the Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa.

Graze 1910 serves up American fare in what used to be a streetcar storage and maintenance facility.

Urban Stimuli: Armature Works, Tampa Heights

This is really Tampa: Armature Works will evolve how you think about Tampa Heights and the urban core.

Domain Homes in West Tampa features a modified shotgun style design.

New homes, investments spur transformational change in West Tampa

West Tampa is an ethnically and commercially diverse neighborhood that includes the University of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Raymond James Stadium and that stretch of Columbus Drive nicknamed “Boliche Boulevard” that’s home to many of Tampa’s best Spanish and Cuban restaurants.

Lauren, Hudson, and Bryan Durkin pick up a popsicle at Duckweed Urban Market in downtown Tampa.

Downtown Dwellers: Raising urban kids in Tampa

For Downtown Tampa families with young children, the neighborhood isn’t an urban jungle. It’s an urban jungle gym.

Daniels Ikajevs, and Simee Adhikari, co-founders of The Ring in Clearwater.

Uniquely designed co-working space emerges in downtown Clearwater

The Ring, designed as a healthy indoor space aiming for WELL certification, is creating spatial support for entrepreneurs as part of downtown Clearwater’s revitalization.

Water fountains in Tampa Theatre are works of art.

Urban Stimuli: A peek inside restoration of Tampa Theatre

Cherished landmark Tampa Theatre completes one phase of major restoration thanks to a collaborative and multiparty commitment to preservation.

Ybor 3-D mural in progress.

European 3D street artist brings painted illusions to Ybor in Tampa

Leon Keer's 3D mural created in Ybor City uses light-heartedness as a way to cut thought-provoking and biting social commentary.

Charles Gallagher paints his first mural outside Cafe Hey and Oceanic Restaurant Equipment.

Heights Walls take public art in Tampa to new heights

Creative placemaking at work: Heights Walls aims to turn blank buildings into artworks reflecting community, creating civic pride, enhancing sense of place. 

Winter Village in downtown Tampa.

Video: Experience Winter Village in downtown Tampa

What's it like to visit Winter Village in downtown Tampa? Experience the ambiance in this 83 Degrees video.

 Joe Robinson discusses key areas in West Tampa to showcase for redevelopment.

West Tampa residents key to shaping future of neighborhood

City of Tampa officials, consultants and local residents work together to shape the future of West Tampa by sharing strategic ideas on community redevelopment. Learn more.

A historic home at Lang's Bungalow Court in St. Pete.

Reuse, rebuild, repurpose: St. Pete historic buildings get new leases on life

1920-era buildings in St. Pete like the Euclid School and Uptown Historic Flats have been transformed into cool apartment buildings. Quirky pockets of the city like Al Lang Court are getting historic designation.

Ashly Anderson, senior design manager for Downtown Tampa Partnership

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.
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