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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. 

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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.

For GoodFeeding Tampa Bay cookies

Feeding Tampa Bay adopts new strategy to end hunger

Feeding Tampa Bay plans new innovative methods and locations to distribute better and fresher food, establish new collaborative efforts, and job training designed to create generational change.

For GoodWaves of Change 2019

Centre for Women in Tampa honors TV Star Suze Orman

The Women's Centre in Tampa invites attendance at the annual Waves of Change luncheon on March 29, where TV Star Suze Orman and local nonprofit leader Paddy Moses will be honored.

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Whiskey Cake picks Tampa for 1st place outside Southwest

Dallas-based Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar picks Tampa's International Plaza as the first of multiple locations planned in Florida. 

Feature StoryShopping at Duckweed Urban Market

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

The rebirths of downtowns in Tampa and St. Pete track well with what the coolest American cities are experiencing over the last decade as the urban lifestyle becomes increasingly attractive to talented people from across the globe. 

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For Good: Kindness Matters reaches out to homeless in Tampa

Why does a small group of women led by Surgeon Sylvia Campbell spend Saturday mornings feeding the homeless in downtown Tampa? It's all about gratitude and hope, powerful tools for good.

Innovation NewsThe Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, an emotional intelligence training program designed to teach mindful leadership, will be held April 24-25 at USF St. Pete.

Emotional intelligence training comes to USF St. Pete

The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute was developed by a team of Google employees to teach mindful leadership based on cutting-edge neuroscience research. The workshop has been held in cities across the globe and will be in Florida for the first time at USF St. Pete in April. 

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Bay Cannon Beer to open West Tampa's first brewery

The local beer boom and the redevelopment of West Tampa continue with the pending opening of Bay Cannon Beer on West Main Street. 

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Growth of ENCORE! Tampa continues with Tempo apartments

The redevelopment of public housing sites in Tampa into mixed-use, mixed-income modern developments continues with the opening of Tempo at ENCORE!

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Tampa Downtown Partnership focuses on west side of river

The West River redevelopment project is expected to transform a former public housing property just across the river from downtown. 

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For Good: Super Dad steps up for Tampa families

Maurice Vernon will be slipping into a spandex Super Dad outfit on March 24 when he leads the 24M March to raise money for his nonprofit Joining Together Eliminating Poverty. #DADSTAKEAMERICA

Feature StoryHidden Springs Ale Works

Yellow Brick Row leads to new business association

In an open mic forum at Hidden Springs Ale Works, Tampa Heights residents and business owners share the challenges of nurturing the hip and eclectic energy that has brought North Franklin Street back to life.

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Tampa Theatre to host Wow in the World Pop Up Party

Live podcast event with NPR host joins Tampa Theatre’s family-friendly offerings.

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