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🧠 Constructing knowledge for free
The construction site at 400 Central in St. Pete. A huge yellow crane points horizontally to the left under a clear blue sky, with the sun in the top right hand corner.
St. Pete is going up — literally.|Photo by TBAYtoday
As Tampa Mayor Jane Castor recently put it, “the Tampa bird is the crane right now because we’re seeing so much development.” Her wisecrack could also apply to other parts of the Tampa Bay area, with St. Pete covered in orange tape, hard hats, and the sweet sounds of construction.

With so much growth + change coming to TBAY, understanding what’s happening can be a challenge. We rounded up some definitions of common development-related terms to help out, and paired them with examples you might recognize.

Mixed-use, adjective

This one comes up a lot. These are projects which provide more than one service for the community, like an apartment building with retail space on the ground floor.

Example: The Tampa EDITION in Water Street Tampa has hotel rooms, apartments, restaurants, and office space.

Rezoning, verb

Changing the use/purpose of an area of land. Rezoning requests could be filed by developers looking to build a high-rise in a neighborhood with a certain building height restriction, or open a business in an area marked residential. Heads up: Restrictions + application processes differ by jurisdiction.

Example: Rezoning was just approved for Ybor Harbor, an upcoming mixed-use project between Channelside and Ybor City.

A rendering of the new condo complex in Water Street Tampa. The building is greenish blue and has rounded walls, with the bottom two floors used as some sort of retail space.

Water Street Tampa’s next phase features mixed-use projects.

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Rendering via Strategic Property Partners

Accessory use, adjective

Activities or land which function as secondary to a primary or major usage.

Example: This Seminole Heights home boasts an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), which is a completely separate place to stay on the property. In this instance, it’s a fully detached unit which could be used for guests or rented out.

Project manager, noun

The person that coordinates, plans, organizes, and executes projects — or parts of projects — while ensuring budgets + schedules are adhered to.

Example: There are 24 proposed project managers for USF’s stadium plan. Rachel Bauer is project manager for the operations center — the same role she holds for Texas Tech’s ongoing football stadium development.
 
Asked
 
Pop quiz time: Define “mixed-use”

A. Projects which have inside + outside spaces
B. Projects which provide multiple uses, like residential + retail space
C. Properties with multiple addresses
D. Multiple uses for your home
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, June 13
  • Artmaking with The Ringling | Thursday, June 13 | 1-1:45 p.m. | North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N. Blvd., Tampa | Free with reservation | The famed museum is bringing art from its collection, with discussion questions + activities for elementary-aged children.
  • Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night | Thursday, June 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Top Shelf Sports Lounge, Multiple locations | Free entry | It’s time to show off your knowledge of the modern medical classic — hosted in downtown Tampa and Wesley Chapel.
  • Psychedelics for Dummies” | Thursday, June 13-Saturday, June 15 | Times vary | Screen Door: An Ybor City Microcinema, 1624 E. 7th Ave. #228, Tampa | $15 | This Tampa International Fringe Festival show tells stories of ancient medicines and hidden universal truths.
Friday, June 14
  • 21 Savage: “American Dream Tour” | Friday, June 14 | 7 p.m. | MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 US Hwy. 301 N., Tampa | $54+ | The Grammy-winning rapper brings his first solo North American tour in five years to the Cigar City.
  • Brucie Klay’s Dance Center | Friday, June 14 | 7 p.m. | Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S., St. Petersburg | $34+ | Dancers ages 3-18 from the famed TBAY dance school perform their “And The Beat Goes On” performance.
Saturday, June 15
  • Black and Brown Book Bazaar | Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kurators Kafe, 7402 N. 56th St., Tampa | Price of purchase | Choose from vendors, readings, workshops, and an author Q+A session.
  • Juneteenth Cultural Celebration | Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa | $5-$20 | Enjoy a community celebration with art-making activities, live music, and food trucks.
Sunday, June 16
  • Chicken Yoga | Sunday, June 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hotel Haya, 1412 E. 7th Ave., Tampa | $13 | Join Yoga Loft Tampa and Ybor Misfits for a clucking good workout alongside feathered friends.
  • Father’s Day at Mac’s | Sunday, June 16 | 11-3 a.m. | MacDinton’s Irish Pub, 405 S. Howard Ave., Tampa | Free | Bring the father figure in your life for drink deals, a free entree, and live sports on his special day.
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • Adam will be happy. St. Pete is getting a new Mediterranean restaurant this winter. Eve will open at 101 3rd Ave. N., serving up a diverse array of contemporary regional flavors. On the weekends, Eve will be a night owl destination, closing at 2 a.m. (I Love the Burg)
Coming Soon
  • Speaking of which, St. Pete locals will also have a new spot to grab a beer soon in the heart of downtown. There Goes the Neighborhood — a playful homage to the area’s huge recent development — is set to open by the end of the year. (St. Pete Rising)
Watch
  • You might have heard about the recent uptick in shark sightings, but what about stingrays? New footage from Pinellas County’s Sand Key shows hundreds of the animal gathered by the waterfront earlier this week.
Giveaway
  • Clearwater residents can get free hurricane kits + free pre-filled sandbags this weekend. The City of Clearwater’s Hurricane Preparedness Expo takes place Saturday, June 15 at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., where additional safety tips and advice will also be shared.
Seasonal
  • Local fave Buddy Brew Coffee just released its summer sparklers menu. We’ve got our eye on the Alligator Alley — made with matcha, honey, house-made lavender syrup, lemonade, and sparkling water.
Gallery
  • Talk about a cheeseburger in paradise. These photos offer a sneak peek inside the brand new Margaritaville at Sea Islander cruise ship, which is currently docked at Port Tampa Bay. Its inaugural four-night voyage to Cozumel, Mexico, leaves tomorrow, June 14.
Edu
  • Pinellas County Schools has approved a new cellphone policy for students. As opposed to the previous school-by-school system, the new rules are district-wide. Elementary and middle school students must have their phones turned off and out of sight, with more leniency for high schoolers. (WFTS)
Real Estate
  • A waterfront mansion in Belleair Beach just sold for $6.6 million. Construction wrapped up earlier this year on the luxurious 2601 Bayshore Dr. property, boasting 5,950 sqft, an outdoor pool + spa, 11-ft ceilings, and a dock with direct water access. (Tampa Bay Business Journal)
Sports
  • Is Bucs head coach Todd Bowles on the hot seat? Get game coverage, analysis, insights, interviews, and more from local experts of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Locked On’s daily podcasts.
 
 
Real Estate
 
Despite the heat, we’re cooling off
A Mediterranean-style white house near Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. It has steps up to a founded front door, European windows, a garage, greenery with flowers, plants, and grass out front. There are blue skies overhead and neighboring properties are visible either side of the home.
Maybe one day.|Photo by TBAYtoday
In a recent Redfin report, Tampa ranked No. 2 among the nation’s most cooling housing markets — that means house prices are rising slowly, if at all, and competition is lessening.

Florida’s Gulf Coast features highly, with North Port ranking No. 1, and Cape Coral ranking No. 3. Redfin used data like price drops, inventory, and the number of homes selling within two weeks.

The region’s housing market is “cooling faster than anywhere else in the country as natural disasters intensify, new construction soars, and the pandemic-era homebuying demand boom fades,” according to the report.

Recently, Redfin said the median Tampa home is selling for $425,000, per April 2024 — that’s 2.3% down from last year. For that amount, you could get something like this. If you’re interested in a St. Pete purchase, with a reported $430,000 median selling price, this funky pad is only 10 minutes from the beach.
 
The Buy
 
A Father’s Day gift that will ship in time for this weekend, thanks to Prime. We’re seeing pizza stones, spikeball kits, roomy travel backpacks, and quintessential “Best Dad Ever” mugs (those are always a winner, right?).
 
 
The Wrap
 
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From the editor
Here’s an idea for your weekend — it’s the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ annual Pride Night. The game vs. Louisville City FC at Al Lang Stadium kicks off on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $21, and attendees an get an exclusive Rowdies fanny pack. Not to mention $5 IPAs before kick-off.
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