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Public Information Session Video on Clearwater Referendum

The City of Clearwater hosted a public information session about the Nov. 8 referendum on 10/10/22 at the Morningside Recreation Center. Mayor Frank Hibbard gave an overview of the ballot question, the financial aspects of the deal and the development project and answered audience questions. A slideshow presentation highlighted what the project would mean for the city’s economy.


The attached video shows that presentation.


Three more public information sessions will be held in the next seven days at the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, Oct. 12 @ 6:30 p.m. Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr.

Thursday, Oct. 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave.

Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 6:30 p.m. North Greenwood Recreation Center, 900 N. MMLK Jr. Ave.


Learn more about the Nov. 8 Referendum:


Clearwater Referendum Question

On Nov. 8, Clearwater voters will be asked about the development of two city-owned properties. The ballot language is as follows:


Redevelopment of two government-owned properties located west of Osceola Avenue in the downtown core

Shall the Clearwater City Charter be amended to allow the City, instead of selling the vacant City Hall and a portion of the former Harborview sites to the highest bidder at a public auction, to sell the properties to Gotham Property Acquisitions and The DeNunzio Group; who will create approximately 600 apartments and 158-key hotel, retail, entertainment, restaurants and cultural uses available to all Clearwater residents, as further described and limited by City Ordinance 9597-22?



Clearwater Pregunta de Referéndum

Reurbanización de dos propiedades del gobierno ubicadas al oeste de Osceola Avenue en el centro de la ciudad

¿Se deben modificar los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Clearwater para permitir que la Ciudad, en lugar de vender el Ayuntamiento desocupado y una parte de las antiguas instalaciones de Harborview al mejor licitador en una subasta pública, venda las propiedades a Gotham Property Acquisitions y a The DeNunzio Group, los cuales crearán aproximadamente 600 departamentos y un hotel de 158 llaves, y usos de minoristas, entretenimiento, restaurantes y culturales a disposición de los residentes de Clearwater, tal y como se describe y limita en la Ordenanza 9597-22 de la Ciudad?






Voter information can be found at On Election Day, November 8, 2022, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Register to Vote

Find Your Voting Precinct

Track Your Mail Ballot Status


Information provided by the City of Clearwater

Photos courtesy of of Behar Peteranecz Architecture


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