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CLEARWATER — A developer is hoping to transform a 3.5-acre piece of vacant property into a $38.4 million complex that officials say “fulfills a dream” to help provide much-needed housing for the downtown core.

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“Is there a way for us to contact each and every one of those new property owners and just flat-out ask, ‘What is your plan for that property, and if you have any plan is there anything we can do to help you?’” Council member Hoyt Hamilton asked city staff. “And if all we get is, ‘Well, I don’t really know what I want to do with it,’ then I want to ask the question, then why the hell did you buy it?”

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CLEARWATER — The long-discussed Imagine Clearwater redevelopment plan took a big step toward finally becoming a reality Sept. 3 when the City Council paved the way for something residents have been awaiting for years: construction.

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CLEARWATER — The Clearwater Police Department has added a new tool in its longstanding battle to crack down on derelict vessels that some residents say are eyesores tainting the city’s beautiful vistas.

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For the past two months, city leaders have discussed the question of whether a body camera program for the police department is needed and worth the high cost. That question was answered Aug. 6 when the City Council unanimously agreed to pay roughly $2.56 million over five years to implement the program.

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The abrupt halt to the 2020 spring training season in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic dealt a huge economic blow to Pinellas County, where the Toronto Blue Jays play in newly refurbished TD Ballpark in Dunedin and the Philadelphia Phillies have trained in Clearwater for more th…

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CLEARWATER — City Council members altered the plans for the redevelopment of Coachman Park on June 18 in a pair of decisions that they say is more cost effective and functional.

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CLEARWATER — On June 9, Pope Francis announced that Monsignor David Toups, 49, has been named a bishop and his first assignment will be bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. He currently serves as rector of the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, a position he’s held …

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Joanne Kennedy was fully prepared to open her Indian Rocks Beach hair salon this past Monday. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order had forced her business to be closed for a month, but she was certain that was going to end when he made his announcement April 29.

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