If your business is looking for a new home, you’ll find that downtown Clearwater, including the Cleveland Street District, is much more than a tourist destination. The city has a variety of incentive and credit programs that can help to offset start-up costs, improve existing storefronts, develop mixed-use projects, and even clean up properties for reuse.
There are currently 438 residences, 300 hotel rooms and 44,000 square feet of new retail space under construction in and around the Cleveland Street District.
Affluent communities such as Island Estates, Harbor Oaks, and Sand Key border the Downtown district to the north, south, and west. These communities are home to 13,490 shoppers, whose closest luxury retail destination is International Plaza, up to 38 minutes away. In addition:
City incentives include a retail and restaurant recruitment grant for build out (business must show it has been in operation for a minimum of one year), facade improvements, and sidewalk furniture. In some cases, there are sales tax rebates available for equipment.