Whatever happened to these big Tampa Bay projects? We wondered, too

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Last fall, though, Lele’s stake in the project was bought out by Dr. Kiran Patel, who had developed the $175 million Wyndham Grand Resort Clearwater Beach.

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Since Tampa Bay’s real estate market emerged from the Great Recession, a multitude of mega developments have been announced. Some are well underway ‘ the $3 billion Water Street, the $550-million Midtown and the $500-million Westshore Marina District, all in Tampa. Across the bay, the $250-million ONE St. Peterburg condo tower and adjacent Hyatt Place hotel already are finished. But little has been heard about several other big developments in months, even years. We decided to find out what’s going on.

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Unveiled in early 2017, this $100-million project was to include Tampa Bay’s first five-star hotel ‘ a 166-room JW Marriott, a top luxury brand ‘ and 36 residences on the site of a Clearwater hotel owned by entrepreneur Uday Lele. About a dozen units were reserved at prices up to $1.325 million. The whole thing was supposed to have been finished by now.

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Many things are taking place:

Sunburn ‘ The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics ‘ 5.17.19

More than 1,200 people are expected to show up Saturday at a summit to discuss the future of Florida’s public school system.

Sponsoring the event are several organizations including the’Florida Education Association‘(FEA), the’Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools‘and the League of Women Voters of Florida.

Those groups, and others, make up the new, new Coalition for Florida’s Public Schools. That coalition formed after a Legislative Session that saw the creation of a new private school voucher program, as well as a measure allowing armed teachers after undergoing training.

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