CLEARWATER - A prime spot of Dunedin real estate has been without a tenant for nine years. But new life may be coming to the neighborhood in the near future.
Pinellas County Commissioners, sitting at the Countywide Planning Authority, said yes April 1 to a request from the city of Dunedin for a land use amendment, moving forward redevelopment plans for the former Nielsen Media Research site at 375 Patricia Ave. The Dunedin City Commission followed up with a unanimous vote on an ordiance’s second reading on April 17 to change its land use and zoning to better fit its new vision for the site.
DUNEDIN - Attendance was up about 30 percent at the 2014 Dunedin Highland Games and Festival April 5, with just under 5,000 people coming through gates.
“The games, by all accounts, were our biggest and best ever,” Alan McHale, president of the Dunedin Highland Games, said in an email. “In athletics two world records were broken. In piping and drumming, solo performance, with 110 contestants - this was the highest in the state of Florida. The weather, of course, was perfect, and the entertainment went on well into the night.”
DUNEDIN - City commissioners received assurances April 3 that a study on the Dunedin Causeway will consider several alternatives and the process will involve heavy public input.
A presentation by a county official to city commissioners was intended to allay the public’s fears that the public is not going to have a say in the project, Mayor Dave Eggers said. The process, which could take a couple of years, is just in its beginning stages, he said.
DUNEDIN - It was a perfect day to learn about and enjoy history.
March 8 was sunny and crisp with the temperature hitting 70 degrees in the early morning when the History Comes Alive event began at the Dunedin Cemetery. It was a perfect day to stroll through the cemetery and stop at one of several displays where actors portraying people from long ago, took visitors in a trip back in time.