Large office and industrial projects are bringing new jobs and opportunities for Pinellas. Notable projects in 2016 include:
- G.E. Instrument Transformers opening a new 190,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Clearwater.
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s is well underway on the construction of its new 255,000-square-foot Research & Education building in St. Petersburg.
- BayCare Health Systems is adding a second building at its headquarters campus in Clearwater, and
- Monin Gourmet Flavorings will expand to an under-construction 100,000-square-foot facility in Largo.
The housing market is very robust, particularly in multi-family condominiums and apartments. More than 9,300 residential units are included in this latest development update. Completed projects range from the very urban downtown St. Petersburg’s AER to the luxurious resort style of Solaris Key in Clearwater to the modern suburban feel of The Boulevard in Largo.
Hotel projects are growing with more than 3,400 completed, under construction or planned accommodations including the new Treasure Island Beach Resort and the Opal Sands in Clearwater Beach. The final piece to the redevelopment of the former Bay Pines Mobile Home Park is the construction of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Seminole.
In education, a brand new state-of-the-art Largo High School opened its doors for classes in August, and USF St. Petersburg nears completion of its new College of Business. In retail, there are too many projects to list in their entirety. Highlights are the new Seminole City Center nearing completion and Pinellas’ first Lucky’s and Sprout’s. And there is more fun for Pinellas with a new BMX facility in Oldsmar, Splash Harbour Water Park in Indian Rocks Beach, Reload Shooting Range in Tarpon Springs and the under construction James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art.
Visit PCED.org/redevelopment to learn more.