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House fire brought under control on Sligh Avenue

House fire brought under control on Sligh Avenue

Hillsborough County, FL -- A fire broke out at a home on Sligh Avenue early Tuesday morning while the residents were on vacation.

According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, units responded the area of 3116 W. Sligh Ave this morning at 3:14 a.m. after reports of a smell of smoke.

The first units on scene reported flames through the roof and requested backup. Three engines, one Ladder, one Rescue and two Battalion Chiefs along with Tampa Fire Rescue who responded with an Engine brought a total of 20 firefighters to the scene.

Celebrate Grand Opening of new amenity center at Channing Park

Celebrate Grand Opening of new amenity center at Channing Park

Lithia, FL -- Taylor Morrison is set to celebrate the Grand Opening of a new amenity center at its popular Channing Park, a family-friendly community of 422 homesites in Lithia.

Builder and developer Taylor Morrison will host the festivities on site at the amenity center located just east of I-75 and just off Dorman Road at 17413 Chelsea Downs Circle on Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All residents and their guests are invited to enjoy food, fun, music and activities such as a face painter and a balloon maker.

Prizes from Pinch a Penny, Beef O’ Brady’s and Dog Gone Hollistic will be distributed during the event.

New subdivision for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

New subdivision for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

Tampa, FL -- Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc. has announced the beginning of infrastructure work at Providence Pointe, Habitat Hillsborough’s newest subdivision.

The purchase and infrastructure development of the property, which lies along the eastern shore of the Tampa Bypass Canal, were made possible by a partnership with Hillsborough County through funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

The 3-acre property is situated on the southeastern side of Radio Lane in Tampa.  The single-family development highlights green building and 15 charming, bungalow-style homes.  Habitat Hillsborough offers floorplans featuring 2 to 5 bedrooms with 2 baths, based on family size.

New Tampa features new businesses

New Tampa features new businesses

New Tampa, FL -- The owners of Trout Creek Commons under construction just south of County Line Rd on Bruce B Downs Blvd is seeking new commercial tenants for the commercial retail plaza once construction is complete.

The two buildings that compose Trout Creek Commons together add up to 15,000 square feet of commercial retail space.

Also, if you're a big pizza fan then get ready to check out the new Little Caesars Pizza that will soon open at Bruce B Downs Blvd. and County Line Rd. 

It's in the Target plaza very close to Anytime Fitness at the corner of the shopping center property.

WestBay receives 2011 Parade Honors

WestBay receives 2011 Parade Honors

Lithia– In its first Parade of Homes competition, Homes by WestBay earned two Merit Awards for its residential designs in the master-planned community of FishHawk Ranch during the 2011 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes.

Just eight Merit Awards were presented at the recent Parade of Homes banquet in Tampa, with WestBay’s Key Largo II in the Garden District of FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, and the Boca Grande in the community’s Starling neighborhood prominent among them, says company president Willy Nunn. 

The 3,402-square-foot Boca Grande, 15912 Oak Leaf Run, is a five-bedroom, four-bath design with a bonus room; a study; and three-car garage.  It includes formal and informal living areas ideal for entertaining and outdoor activities.  The Boca Grande is priced from $384,990 including homesite.

Two-alarm Ybor City fire still under investigation

Two-alarm Ybor City fire still under investigation

Tampa, FL -- A two-alarm fire in Ybor City over the weekend still remains under investigation.  

The fire at 1713 East Columbus Ave occurred early Saturday evening. Officials say the building was unoccupied and say no one was injured fighting the fire.

Capt. Lonnie Benniefield with Tampa Fire Rescue says the exterior of a nearby storage building was also damaged.

He says the cause of the blaze is still unknown.

New Tampa one of area's wealthiest

New Tampa one of area's wealthiest

Tampa, FL -- According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, New Tampa zip code 33647 is the 18th wealthiest in the Tampa Bay area.

The average net worth is $658,727 with a median household income of $86,597 and a median disposable income of $87,998.