A groundbreaking for Largo's first mixed-use project, West Bay Lofts, marked a milestone for the city and also brought new hope for the revitalization of its downtown. The $48.8 million project includes a five-story building on the 500 block of West Bay Drive and a three-story building on the 600 block, and city officials hope it will be the catalyst the area needs.
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LARGO — After more than three years of planning, construction will finally begin on Largo’s first mixed-use project, West Bay Lofts, on June 5.
Since the private sector is showing few signs of life in downtown Largo, city leaders have decided to light the spark themselves when they announced a $25 million five-year plan to move City Hall back downtown by constructing a mixed-use municipal complex with a public parking garage.
As more emphasis is placed on the future of downtown Largo, the scope and budget of a project that aims to make roadway and multimodal improvements to that section of West Bay Drive are getting larger.
LARGO — Some people go on walks and complain about strewn litter. Some choose to do something about it instead.
LARGO – After months of discussions, city commissioners unanimously signed off on next year’s property tax rate and $164.1 million operating b…
Aside from a small sign near the corner of West Bay Drive and Missouri Avenue, there are no distinguishing characteristics that separate downtown Largo from the rest of the city. Largo leaders hope to change that with a series of projects aimed at establishing downtown’s identity and making the area more welcoming to residents, businesses and visitors.
After nearly a decade of work to develop a long-vacant property, city officials hope the end of an apartment complex’s construction leads to a new beginning for downtown Largo.