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Tampa plans Complete Street design for part of Columbus Drive

Tampa's efforts to create a bicycle grid network as a transportation alternative to the car take another step with a Complete Street project on East Columbus Drive.

Development NewsBiking in Dunedin.

Forward Pinellas launches crowdsourcing tool to get public input on bike/ped plan

Forward Pinellas is using crowdsourcing and interactive mapping to get more public input on bicycle and pedestrian priorities 

Feature StoryArtists & Writers Ball, Ybor City, 1980s.

Book excerpt: Cigar City: Tales From a 1980s Creative Ghetto by Paul Wilborn

The Palladium Executive Director Paul Wilborn writes a collection of linked short stories about the young artists, writers, poets, musicians and actors who inhabited Tampa’s Ybor City in the 1980s. Read an excerpt.

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Influencers make history in Tampa, Hillsborough County

Three black elected officials in Tampa and Hillsborough County recently lamented the lack of attention given to their special place in history as role models for the next generation of a diverse local population. Here is their story.

Innovation News.

For Good: WellBuilt Bikes grooms next generation for careers

Tampa nonprofit WellBuilt Bikes is working with teens and young adults from Pepin Academies and Eckerd Connects to teach them job skills that could lead to a career working with bikes -- or anything else they set their minds to do. 

Development News.

Work continues on Selmon Extension till 2020

While it's still a year-and-a-half away from completion, the massive Selmon Extension project to ease and avoid congestion on Gandy Boulevard is moving ahead on schedule. 

For GoodHomes near Reedy Creek

The Last Green Thread: New documentary focuses on vanishing green space in Florida

A panel discussion following the screening of The Last Green Thread at Tampa Theatre features producers and supporters of the documentary, including members of the local faith community.

Development News.

Rooftop Bar M. Bird opens at Armature Works in Tampa

M. Bird, a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the sunset and Tampa skyline, is the latest addition to Armature Works in the Tampa Heights neighborhood. 

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What's next for newly named Uptown District in Tampa?

North Tampa neighborhoods surrounding the University of South Florida campus are experiencing a rebirth with major new investments coming to the area now being called the Uptown District.

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Design Week pop-up in Tampa: Marion Street abuzz with activity

The Move on Marion Downtown Tampa Pop-Up Party is the start of a week dedicated to urban design and tactical urbanism. Read up on how you can plug in.

Development News.

People start moving into Westshore Marina District

The Tampa side of the Gandy Bridge is seeing major changes with the ongoing development of the upscale, mixed-use Westshore Marina District. 

Development NewsLargo's redevelopment includes new apartments near Pinellas Trail.

Largo sees new apartments, shops, streetscaping

Mixed-use developments and public investments are helping Largo's long-sought redevelopment build momentum. 

Development News.

New milestones on West River, ENCORE! Tampa apartments

The Tampa Housing Authority has reached milestones on two significant redevelopment projects. Demolition has finished and construction of new buildings is underway at West River. A ribbon-cutting marks the recent opening of Tempo at ENCORE!

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Public art in roundabouts helps calm traffic, create sense of place

Placing public art in the center of roundabouts improves safety and traffic flow while helping to create a sense of place in Florida cities. See how it works in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota.

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Commuter story: Attitude, perspective shape drive across Tampa Bay

Instead of complaining about traffic, what if we instead basked in Florida's natural beauty in the time we spend suspended over water between Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater? #commuterchallenge19

Feature StorySteven Kenny checks out portrait photos by Lisa Presnail.

Artist Enclave in Historic Kenwood gains momentum in St. Pete

St. Petersburg calls itself the city of the arts and Historic Kenwood is where many of the artists live. The neighborhood has been an officially designated artist enclave since 2014.

Feature StoryAuthor Robert Macomber

Book excerpt: Honoring the Enemy by Robert N. Macomber

Author Robert N. Macomber visits the Oxford Exchange and Cafe con Tampa to launch Honoring the Enemy, the 14th novel in a series, which starts with an opening scene at Plant Hall. Read an excerpt.

Innovation NewsRupen Philloura, CEO and Founder of Airport Groupe, speaks about his software solution, AiX, at the Global Investment in Aviation Summit in Dubai.

Tampa startup aims to simplify airport management

AiX, a software solution designed to help airport managers run their facilities more efficiently, is the brainchild of airport operations veteran Rupen Philloura. He hopes to launch a pilot site in Florida.

Development NewsGroundbreaking at The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place.

Construction begins on The Sanctuary in South Tampa

Homes in the newest condo development to start along Tampa's premier address, Bayshore Boulevard, start at $2.3 million. Early sales look promising.

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