By Margie Manning St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman kicked off his second year in office with a State of the City address that focused in large part on the city’s economic improvements. He cited the city’s expanding skyline, westward movement of shops and restaurants along Central Avenue, and growth of the arts as evidence of […]
By Pam Huff Metropolitan Ministries will open “Miracles for Pasco” housing modeled after MiraclePlace in Hillsborough County, with 24 new supportive housing units for homeless families with children. Since July 2014, Metropolitan Ministries said more than 700 families in Pasco have reached out for help with housing, according to a statement. State lawmakers awarded a […]
As expected, New York City Council members had tough questions for Airbnb’s head of global policy during an hours-long hearing yesterday. But, perhaps surprisingly, David Hantman admitted that his company does not actually try to determine if any of its listings are illegal. Hantman said that San Francisco-based Airbnb does pay attention to its listings, […]
By Wade Tyler Millward A Seattle technology news website seems to have cracked open my skull and poured out all the anecdotes, reports and interviews I have come across during my first 87 days reporting on Tampa Bay’s emerging technology and startup scenes. Metaphorically speaking, that is. GeekWire published today the first of a four-part […]
By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer As the residential boom in downtown Tampa’s Channel district rolls on, one key parcel remains dormant. Although the city has plunked down new sidewalks on Madison Street, it could be a few more months before the vacant lot between Madison and East Twiggs streets sees the groundbreaking of a long-awaited residential […]
By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer DDA Development said Monday that it has closed on an acre of land at Second Street and Fifth Avenue South in downtown St. Petersburg where it plans to a build a condominium tower named The Salvador. More than 30 percent of the 74 units — between 20 and 25 — have […]
By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer A Tampa developer is increasing his bet on the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood, planning four new townhouses at the corner of West Giddens and North Florida avenues. Wesley Burdette, who is about to begin construction on the nearby Warehouse Lofts apartments, this week starts marketing the houses, which will feature Coastal […]
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