Tampa Bay

  • New Urbanism Recognized. Water Street Tampa became the first community in North America to receive a WELL Community Certification, which recognizes developers that design neighborhoods to promote a healthy lifestyle for residents.
  • A land-swap deal between Tampa and 717 Parking has resulted in a Jackson House deal, one that should ultimately result in a Black History Museum. Finally. For too long the city’s last segregation-era black boarding home has been a dilapidated embarrassment to its history and an eyesore insult to the African-American community.
  • TIA’s largest carrier is Southwest Airlines with 35 routes. Spirit Airlines will soon become the second largest with 21 routes.
  • Happy 90th, Dick Greco, a true and treasured Tampa icon. But his well-earned legacy deserved more than that ill-fated, “Gimme 5” fifth run for mayor.
  • Tampa’s average annual temperature has increased 2.5 degrees since 1891, according to the city’s Climate Action and Equity Plan.

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