After Mayor Ken Welch nixed a Moffitt campus downtown, the community benefits process gets a second look.
Facing significant repairs, the city put out a request for proposals for the 1914 Plant City High School Community Center.
Some Tampa Bay residents could see their National Flood Insurance Program premiums rise precipitously.


  1. An aerial drone view of the Mirada Lagoon on Saturday in San Antonio in Pasco County. The lagoon features sandy shorelines, a swim-up bar, water slide, kids play area, kayak, paddleboard and cabana rentals and a floating obstacle course.
  2. St. Petersburg City Hall, where City Council members will consider changes to a program in which developers who get public support from the city must show their project has a community benefit.
  3. The exterior of the 1914 Plant City High School Community Center in Plant City.
  4. Flood waters surround storm-damaged homes on Aug. 31, 2021, in Lafourche Parish, La., as residents try to recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida. Louisiana and nine other states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, June 1, 2023, to block sharp impending national flood insurance rate increases slated to be phased in over the coming years.
  5. Artist rendering of the condominium and hotel development planned on the south west corner of U.S. 19 and Marine Parkway in New Port Richey.
  6. Ellison Development filed plans on Wednesday for a new 6.20-acre mixed use development  in Tampa Heights.
  7. Pro-Ron DeSantis merchandise is sold outside First Baptist North Spartanburg church in Spartanburg, S.C., during an appearance there by Florida's governor on April 19. The appearance was part of DeSantis' first public trip to the early voting state before he kicked off his 2024 Republican presidential bid.
  8. The Miami and Tampa metro areas continue to lead the nation in housing price hikes, according to a report released Tuesday. Miami had a 7.7% year-over-year price increase, followed by Tampa with a 4.8% increase, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices analysis found.
  9. The former 39,900 square foot grocery store space sits empty at Tangerine Plaza in  St. Petersburg. There is concern from many in the community that city and other official aren’t working hard enough to address the lack of a major grocer in an area that is considered a food desert.
  10. Real estate agent Jason Papi and his wife, Nicole, at their rental home in Tampa. According to city records, Jason has filed at least 50 code enforcement complaints against 48 properties in Tampa since October. It's angered the property owners, and some have threatened him. But Papi says he's not the one making the complaints.
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during convocation at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., Friday, April 14, 2023.
  12. Mountains of debris from homes and businesses damaged during Hurricane Ian are seen in Dec. of 2022.
  13. Protesters stand outside Florida's Capitol on Saturday, April 29, 2023, in opposition to a bill that restricts Chinese people who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents from owning land or property in the state.
  14. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor spins a soccer ball while visiting with local business leader Darryl Shaw, right, while attending a news conference at the Hotel Haya in Ybor City where Shaw confirmed plans for a USL Super League (USLS) Division I professional women's soccer team to be based in Tampa Bay on Friday. The USL is expected to begin play in August 2024.
  15. Pinellas County property appraiser Mike Twitty performs on stage with band Code Red at the Oldsmar Days festival on March 26. “He’s a straight up rockstar when he’s on stage,” said Twitty’s son and band mate, Sam.
  16. Phyllis Young, who attends Bethel Community Baptist Church, talks with reporters at a FAST (Faith & Action for Strength Together) news conference to demand affordable housing on the steps of Steps of St. Petersburg City Hall on Thursday.
  17. Development team PMG Affordable and Feldman Equities say they've submitted an unsolicited offer to the city of St. Petersburg to buy and redevelop 800 First Ave. S into affordable and market-rate apartment towers, parking, office and retail space.
  18. The view from the front porch where Justin Callahan is moving out of his apartment at 159 Fourth Ave. N in St. Petersburg. After living in his apartment for 11 years, Callahan said his landlord has decided to not renew his lease.
  19. The closed sign at the entrance to the former Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa.
  20. The Jack Kerouac House of St. Petersburg, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the writer's final home, is raising funds by welcoming fans into the house. A $250 donation and $100 cleaning fee gets you a night's stay.
  21. A canoe navigates Shore Acres during flooding in 2012. Some neighborhoods will see huge flood insurance rate increases, while some others may see minor decreases.
  22. A cyclists rides along the street as construction continues at The Residences 400 Central Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  23. A pedestrian is seen at Memorial Park Cemetery in 2021 in Tampa. The cemetery opened in 1919.
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