July 16, 2002, 5pm PDT
The last time Florida regulators sought public comment on a proposal affecting the future of the state's water bodies, agency officials had to beat a hasty retreat after 30 days of public outcry.
July 11, 2002, 6am PDT
With the Tampa Bay area barely recovering from a 4-year drought, and even tighter water restrictions imposed last month, residents complain that they are forced to conserve while developers build more homes.
June 21, 2002, 4pm PDT
Tampa commuters sit in rush hour traffic for 45 hours a year, the equivalent of a 40-hour work week plus 5 hours overtime, or an extra week's vacation at the beach -- but Los Angeles is three times worse.
May 28, 2002, 2pm PDT
Target Store would be included in proposed neotraditional development.
May 13, 2002, 1pm PDT
County looks at limiting non-essential developments, such as golf courses, that use large amounts of water.
May 11, 2002, 9am PDT
An old mall which closed in 1998, has been reborn into a thriving office complex that houses over 3,000 workers in Tampa, FL.
May 6, 2002, 12pm PDT
With more than 84,000 mobile homes, Polk County, Florida has emerged as a locus for mobile home living.
March 13, 2002, 12pm PST
24-year-old architect Marica McKeel will develop downtown Tampa's first urban neighborhood.
December 18, 2001, 8am PST
Has terrorism fundamentally shifted the debate about urban sprawl?
November 8, 2001, 10am PST
Plan calls for a pedestrian oriented village center in Tampa, FL.
October 10, 2001, 8am PDT
After five years of studies and public hearings, The Hillsborough County Area Regional Transit Authority voted to approve a plan to build a 20 mile light rail system.
October 1, 2001, 1pm PDT
Biking and walking fall to sprawl as growth isolates schools from homes.
August 20, 2001, 5am PDT
Are gated communities popular because they provide security or because gates increase the resale values of home? Critics say gated communities promote "social isolation" and "civic fragmentation."
August 14, 2001, 12pm PDT
Residents in Hilborough County, FL, want more transportation choices including buses, trains, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes rather than road-widening.
July 13, 2001, 5am PDT
State Sen. Jim Sebesta said he hopes his "outside the box" plan for a high-speed rail terminal straddling Interstate 275 in Tampa generates ideas, even if it's never built.
July 1, 2001, 7am PDT
If you're a smoker, you may find some cities may not hire you.
June 6, 2001, 1pm PDT
The city, which image lags behind Miami and Orlando, is looking to cities like Austin, TX for a vision for its future.
May 27, 2001, 10am PDT
As the debate over sprawl grows, some see the use of the word as loaded with negative connotations.
April 3, 2001, 6am PDT
Some Florida lawmakers are looking to "full-cost accounting" to measure the true costs of sprawl in the state.
March 12, 2001, 11am PST
Despite national trends, the state may stop short of radical change in its growth management laws this year.