Clearwater breaks ground at gas complex

Published Feb. 22, 2018

CLEARWATER — The city has broken ground on a $27.5 million Clearwater Gas Building Complex at 400 N Myrtle Ave.

The six-building facility will house gas administration, an operations center, sales showroom and warehouse and is expected to be completed by July 2020. Portions of the current campus date back to 1923, according to a news release.

"For decades to come, this new facility will serve the needs of the city's gas staff and customers," Clearwater Gas System Director Chuck Warrington said in a statement.

Clearwater Gas System, owned and operated as an enterprise utility by the city, serves nearly 24,000 natural and propane gas customers in 20 municipalities and unincorporated areas of Pinellas and Pasco counties. It is the fourth largest municipal gas system in Florida and ranks 34 out of 1,000 public gas systems in the country, according to a news release.