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After vote, up to 19 dispensaries can open in Hillsborough Co.
June 9, 2017

In a 6-1 vote, Hillsborough County commissioners decided Wednesday to award 19 dispensary storefront permits to state-approved medical marijuana growers. The decision means an increase from the previous plan that called for 13 storefronts allowed in the county. There are currently two medical marijuana dispensaries open and operating in Hillsborough County. Continue Reading 

Hillsborough commissioners approve cap on medical marijuana dispensaries but state lawmakers may void it
June 8, 2017

The Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners voted to cap marijuana storefronts at one for every 44,800 residents in unincorporated Hillsborough, or 20 dispensaries in June. The new policy reverses a position adopted three months earlier when commissioners decided not to limit licenses. As the vote took place, reports emerged that the state House and Senate had finally reached an agreement on medical marijuana that, if approved, would override the commission vote.  Continue Reading 

Real expansion, with virtual reality
June 2, 2017

Suffolk Construction, one of the largest builders in country, with a fast-growing presence in the Southeast, recently opened its fourth office in Florida — and this one comes with a technological twist. The 4,500-square-foot office, at Channelside Bay Plaza near downtown Tampa, includes a 2,200-square-foot tech lab, which features live streaming of job sites, touch screens for project updates and virtual reality stations. Continue Reading

Editorial: Tampa clears path for next downtown community
May 15, 2017

The Tampa Bay Times praised plans to tear down the blighted Tampa Housing Authority’s North Boulevard Homes to make way for the West River district, which will feature a “walkable neighborhood of shaded streets, apartments, restaurants and shops” and provide affordable downtown living.  Read More