Community space to highlight downtown urban planning initiatives and feature work of local artists
CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency has announced the grand opening of Second Century Studios, a community art space highlighting major urban planning initiatives and also featuring artwork created by local artists celebrating the city of Clearwater.
The studio will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It also will open on weekday and weekend evenings during special events in downtown Clearwater.
The city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency will host the Second Century Clearwater exhibit at Second Century Studios to showcase, introduce and educate the public to initiatives designed to enhance downtown Clearwater.
The city initiatives include:
• Imagine Clearwater, a master plan designed to revitalize the Downtown Clearwater waterfront. The plan proposes a design for an expanded and improved waterfront park and recommends a set of projects that will serve to activate Downtown Clearwater. Core elements of Imagine Clearwater will require a charter referendum to be passed in order to be implemented. The referendum election will take place Nov. 7.
• North Marina Master Plan, a design plan to enhance the Seminole Boat Ramp and attract commercial, retail, restaurants and more residential to a 64-acre area that covers Clearwater Bay to the west, Pinellas Trail to the east, Cedar Street to the north and Eldridge Street to the south.
• Cleveland Streetscape Phase 3, a project aimed at enhancing Cleveland Street in Downtown Clearwater into a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly street. The roadway will be improved and made safer by adding landscaping and decorative lighting, improving sidewalks, enhancing on-street parking and adding bicycle lanes along the corridor, which stretches along Cleveland Street from Missouri Avenue to Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard and Cleveland Street to San Remo Avenue.
• Mercado/Public Plaza, a concept to create a market area and community gathering place with local vendors, weekend markets, music shows and movie nights all in Clearwater’s downtown gateway.
To learn more about Second Century Studios, contact Laura Canary, economic coordinator for the city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency, at 727-562-4024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.