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St. Augustine – Updated Look into Lincolnville’s Redevelopment Plans

The guiding document for Lincolnville’s redevelopment is heading for an update, and that could translate to new or expanded programs in the community. What happens with the Lincolnville Redevelopment Plan depends on Florida statutes, public input and the will of the Lincolnville Community Redevelopment Area steering committee. The plan guides the committee’s actions in making…


Tampa – Channelside 2.0

TAMPA — Developers envisioned a bustling entertainment and dining district on the edge of downtown Tampa when Channelside Bay Plaza opened 15 years ago. Built along Tampa’s seaport, there wasn’t anything like it downtown. The $49 million outdoor complex was meant to be a hang-out spot for locals and also serve tourists who stayed in…


Building art is the new chic

The original plan for a mural on the ocean-facing wall of Fat Kahuna’s Beachside Grille in Cocoa Beach called for a shark. However, Cocoa Beach, which provides matching funds for murals and other artistic beautification efforts, nixed the shark idea. While the city did want a beach/ocean motif, sharks were not the image Cocoa Beach…