Urban Land Institute Studies Downtown Clearwater
In an effort to further existing initiatives, the city of Clearwater contracted with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to evaluate the city's vision and strategies for the development of the downtown. The Urban Land Institute is the nation's premier nonprofit urban planning and real estate education and research institution representing the entire spectrum of land use and development disciplines.
The weeklong process started June 2014 and culminated with a public presentation of the review and recommendations. Representatives of various organizations were selected to participate in interviews with the ULI panelists and similar stakeholders. Interviews also took place during the process.
Downtown Clearwater has served as the heart of the civic, business and recreational life for the community of Clearwater and Pinellas County since its inception. In addition, it has been the gateway to Clearwater Beach and a focal point with the centerpiece being Coachman Park, and more recently the Downtown Clearwater Harbor Marina.
The Urban Land Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a global, nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
For more information on the Urban Land Institute, go to www.ULI.org.