The entrance to Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa.
The Moffitt Cancer Center was the first project considered under the Community Benefits Agreement.
The office tower houses prominent law firms Carlton Fields and Phelps Dunbar, among others.
Out of time to hold proper public hearings, the council voted 5-3 against discussing the issue further in committee.
Mayor Ken Welch backed the opinion, citing “increased risk for costly litigation.”


  1. The entrance to Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa.
  2. Downtown Tampa's Wells Fargo Center, at center, has been sold to New York real estate investment group the Feil Organization for an undisclosed sum.
  3. Peggy Elias, 66, of St. Petersburg, Jabaar Edmond, 43, of St. Petersburg, and Rev. Andy Oliver, pastor of Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, watch as organizers argue with police about whether tents should be allowed to remain outside City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 in St. Petersburg. Organizers want City Council to declare a housing state of emergency and to put rent control on the November election ballot.
  4. Residents advocated for rent control during a St. Petersburg City Council meeting on Aug. 4 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Concerned residents raise their hands in support of speakers advocating for rent control during a St. Petersburg City Council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Marquel Ferguson, 33, of Clearwater, searches for clothes and towels in a storage room holding most of his belongings on Thursday, July 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg. Ferguson was unable to fight his recent eviction in court, as Florida law requires tenants to pay their unpaid rent into the court registry during an eviction case.
  7. A fountain anchors the courtyard at the Hacienda Hotel, a 1920s-era Spanish-Mediterranean revival-style hotel under renovation near the banks of the Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey.
  8. A rendering from The DeNunzio Group and the Gotham Organization shows their plan for the Clearwater bluff, which includes a hotel in the top center of the frame and two apartment towers to the right. If approved by Clearwater voters, the projects would surround the future Coachman Park.
  9. St. Petersburg's Baum Ave Market has closed and a boutique hotel is now planed for the space at 1113 Central Ave.
  10. A view of the old Marine Apartments building in Pass-a-Grille on St. Pete Beach. As the Tampa Bay rental market heats up, small apartment buildings like this one are being replaced by luxury high-rises.
  11. A rendering of the mixed-use development proposed for the site of the former Coquina Key shopping plaza in St. Petersburg. Local real estate investment firm Stoneweg wants to build 458 apartments, 20% of which would be reserved for tenants who make between 80% and 120% of the area median income.
  12. The for rent sign in front of a home in the 1100 block of 8th Street N. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  13. The land that housed Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, is being sold to a billionaire developer from Dubai, Hussain Sajwani, of DAMAC Properties.
  14. The Hillsborough County Commission approved a new ordinance Wednesday requiring landlords to give tenants more notice of pending rent increases.  [SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN | Times (2019) ]
  15. A sign advertises a rental home in the 1100 block of Eighth Street N in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. A Pinellas County tenants bill of rights applies countywide unless cities opt out before it takes effect Oct. 3.
  16. Crews clear power lines along Fourth Street N in St. Petersburg on Sunday to make way for a house that was moved from its original location a few blocks away at 136 Fourth Ave. NE. The house was built in 1912. Its relocation paves the way for construction of The Nolen, a 23-story residential tower on Fourth Avenue NE.
  17. 29th Street Capital bought the 321-unit complex in south Tampa from an Austin-based real estate company, Rex, on July 22. The sale was brokered by Berkadia.
  18. Developers behind the $3.5 billion Water Street Tampa project have taken out a $150 million mortgage on the JW Marriott at 510 Water Street in downtown Tampa. Since 2014, Water Street developers have secured at least five nine-figure loans backed by properties and leases in the district; in all, the loans are worth $1.2 billion.
  19. Miami investors Eagle Property Capital in May purchased two adjacent extended-stay hotels in Clearwater for $20.5 million and have converted them into affordable housing, dubbed Pelican Lake Apartments. Pictured is a renovated kitchen.
  20. A four-bedroom, five-bathroom condo at the Residences at the Tampa Edition in Tampa's Water Street district sold for a record-breaking $8 million this month, according to Hillsborough County records.
  21. Hillsborough commissioners agreed Tuesday that the man-made lagoon within Metro Development Group's  Southshore Bay development in Wimauma can be open to 11 p.m. for residents and their guests. Patrons from outside the neighborhood will be required to leave at 8 p.m. The lagoon is shown here in an image shared with commissioners in January on HGTV.
  22. A rendering of the 158-room hotel and two-story commercial building planned for the Harborview site at the corner of Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street. Two apartment towers with up to 600 units are planned for the City Hall site a half block south.
  23. A rendering from the plan by Gotham Property Acquisitions and The DeNunzio Group for a hotel in the top center of the frame and two apartment towers to the right, with both projects surrounding the future Coachman Park.
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