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City, developer mum after meeting about Temple Terrace downtown redevelopment

TEMPLE TERRACE – Two weeks after a meeting to discuss the future of the Temple Terrace Downtown Redevelopment District project, neither side will talk about what was accomplished. Officials from the city’s three-member committee and representatives of the developer, Vlass Temple Terrace, signed a confidentiality agreement, banning them from speaking publicly about the details of…


Landscaping, renovations will revitalize historic Manatee courthouse

Landscaping, renovations will revitalize historic Manatee courthouse BRADENTON — New landscaping and other renovations will transform the grounds of Manatee County’s historic courthouse and integrate it with other improvements in downtown Bradenton. The project calls for war memorials that have long graced the courthouse grounds to be moved to its east side, sandwiched between the…


Billion Dollar Baby

Billion Dollar Baby Like a fortress in an asphalt desert, the dated and underused Miami Beach Convention Center defines a dead zone at the heart of one of America’s most vibrant urban places. As Miami Beach embarks on an ambitious push to overhaul the convention center and develop the surrounding sea of parking lots, it’s…