What you need to know about Clearwater's $55 million waterfront plan - 2017-10-18
CLEARWATER — It's the most aggressive revitalization investment the city has proposed in years and somewhat of a Hail Mary strategy to give visitors a daily reason to come downtown. The $55 million Imagine Clearwater plan unveiled in February calls for reshaping Coachman Park and the waterfront to have more walkable access, gardens, a larger concert green, a gateway plaza and a winding Bluff walk with terraces, paths and views of the Intracoastal. Because the City Charter prohibits anything but open space from the Bluff to the water, much of the plan hinges on voters approving a Nov. 7 referendum question allowing development. Voters will decide whether to allow structures such as playgrounds, water features, restrooms, trails, walkways, benches and other pieces central to the plan.
Imagine Clearwater is a dense 146 pages, but the Tampa Bay Times broke down the main components before it's time to go to the polls.
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