Exclusive: EDC follows up on its 2014 study about Tampa Bay and has an ‘aha’ moment

The EDC wanted to learn what factors drive corporate relocation and the expansion process now, and whether they changed since the last survey in 2014.

Tampa Bay’s second Crystal Lagoon begins construction in South Hillsborough County

At the center of massive, master-planned communities in South Hillsborough and Wesley Chapel ar the hottest residential amenities: manmade Crystal Lagoons.

Here are the seven proposals for the former St. Pete Police headquarters

Now that the St. Petersburg Police moved its headquarters across the street to 1304 First Ave., the corner the department used to occupy will not be empty for long. The 2-acre lot, worth $6.6 million, will undoubtedly continue to climb in value as St. Pete's trendy Edge District continues to rise and developers want in on the action. The city of St. Petersburg opened a request for proposals on Jan. 7 and applications closed May 10. Seven real estate developers threw their ideas into the ring,…

Former Rays star Fred McGriff sells Avila estate

Former Tampa Bay Rays star Fred McGriff has sold his Avila estate for just over $1 million less than the asking price. The house at 16314 Millan de Avila was listed in late 2018 for $3.495 million and sold for $2.45 million, according to Zillow. It sits on a double lot, nearly 1.8 acres, and is 11,768 square feet. Listing agents Jennifer Zales and Michelle Fitz-Randolph with Coldwell Banker represented the seller. The buyer was not named. McGriff's Major League Baseball career included six…

Developers and Tampa leaders turn dirt on Midtown Tampa site (Photos)

Vertical construction officially began on Wednesday on the 22-acre mixed-use Midtown Tampa project as developers, local executives and city officials came to mark the occasion. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined William “Bill” L. Haines, president of developer The Bromley Cos., and Nicholas Haines, CEO of Bromley, at the $500 million development site Wednesday morning. Also on site was Chef Chris Ponte, who will have a restaurant in Midtown. Read more about Midtown here: With big chunks of…

The view above the Colonnade: Virage Bayshore, on site of former Tampa institution, tops out (Photos)

Virage Bayshore, the luxury condo tower on the site of the former Colonnade restaurant in Tampa, has reached its full height of 24 stories. Of Virage's 71 units — ranging in price from $1 million to $5 million — only four remain, the developer, a partnership of Ascentia Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Co., said Tuesday. The developer celebrated the tower's topping out on Tuesday. It's a construction tradition to place a tree on a topped-out tower; for Virage, the developer chose…