Is 'Imagine Clearwater' redevelopment plan downtown's last hope? - 2017-10-27

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F7.png Is 'Imagine Clearwater' redevelopment plan downtown's last hope? October 27, 2017, Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times

CLEARWATER — When voters in 2000 handily rejected a referendum to build along the depressed waterfront, developer Al Justice wondered if dreams of a vibrant downtown were gone forever.

He had spent decades bringing major projects — the Bank of America office tower in 1974, the now FrankCrum headquarters in 1998 — and wondered why more private investment wasn't following.

"It's always been a mystery to me," said Justice, now a consultant in North Carolina. "You've got one of the most beautiful waterfronts anybody has ever looked at, you've got all the beach activities just over the bridge. My God, what will it take to get somebody to wake up and take advantage of this?"

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{{cite news | author = Tracey McManus | title = Is 'Imagine Clearwater' redevelopment plan downtown's last hope? | url = https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/is-imagine-clearwater-redevelopment-plan-downtowns-last-hope/2342603 | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = October 27, 2017 | accessdate = October 27, 2017 }}