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Where to invest? Clearwater rezoning plan encourages redevelopment along U.S. 19

New zoning and design standards are designed to encourage investments and spur economic growth along U.S. 19 through Clearwater in Pinellas County.

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Strategic street solutions: How to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist fatalities in Hillsborough County

Traffic violence statistics are numbers no one wants to carry around on the tips of their tongues. But for bicycle and pedestrian safety advocates in the Tampa Bay area, knowing those numbers and understanding the stories behind them is fundamental to shaping a future that ceases to claim lives on city streets and county roads.

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Beyond the looking glass: Exploring Havana from a Tampa perspective

While the U.S. embargo against Cuba still stands, the resumption of commercial air service between Tampa and Havana marks an historic window for Tampa Bay area residents to visit our nearest southern neighbor.

Second Saturday Art Walk trolley through The Deuces.

Warehouse Arts District, Deuces Live collaborate on revitalization plan

Two iconic downtown St. Petersburg communities -- the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Main Street -- are putting together a joint action plan to revitalize their respective areas, draw more visitors and attract business investment.

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Want to make local streets safer for all? Report road safety concerns on new Interactive map

A new app created by the Hillsborough MPO is designed to encourage Tampa Bay area residents to identify problem areas that create unsafe experiences for drivers, bicyclists and/or pedestrians. 

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. 

Hampton Inn & Suites at Avion Park.

Looking for a place to stay near Tampa airport? New hotels open up in Westshore Area

Lodging near Tampa International Airport has played a vital role in the economic picture of the Westshore Area since at least the 1960s. But new developments -- housing, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and offices -- are reigniting the hotel scene in this growing urban neighborhood

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.

Bike lane in downtown Tampa.

Vision Zero focuses on making local streets safer for bicyclists, pedestrians

Whether you’re driving a truck or car, riding a bicycle or walking across the street, you can help prevent deaths and injuries by being more alert to the other guys. Ditto for government. Vision Zero arms urban planners with tools to make streets safer for everyone.

Tampa Riverwalk sip and stroll cup at the Sail Pavilion.

Next stops along the Tampa Riverwalk? Food, drink and more fun things to do

Front door or back door? As Tampa explores options for greater use of its downtown riverfront, hotels and other establishments along the Riverwalk re-think how, what, when, why and where customers may want access.  

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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Neighborhood care centers aim to enhance patient experiences while lowering costs

As part of the strategy to reduce medical care costs, local healthcare providers are building more neighborhood care centers staffed with skilled professionals who can treat injuries and illnesses that don’t require a visit to more expensive hospital emergency rooms and highly trained physicians.

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What will the new St. Pete Pier look like?

Designers, architects and St. Petersburg officials are engaging locals and tourists in a new pier design intended to proudly represent the city and enhance the popular Bayfront area for decades to come.

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What is a wellness district? Vinik-Cascade project in downtown Tampa promotes healthy lifestyle

Designers of downtown Tampa's Wellness District are looking to create innovative spaces and places that promote a healthy lifestyle. Think air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
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