This is exciting news! The demolition signifies the first step in moving the Imagine Clearwater plans forward. The plan is expected to take 10 years to finish. Some of the highlights of the plan includes:

  • 19 acres of park space a 110% increase in what is currently in Coachman Park
  • 4 acre increase of event space
  • $55 Million total plan investment
  • .3 miles of new walkway along the intercoastal
  • .4 miles of new Bluff walk area

The demolition of the Harborview Center in Downtown Clearwater began in January 2019 following contract approval with Biltmore Construction, who began asbestos abatement and geotechnical remediation in preparation for demolition. Approximately 40 percent of the building has been demolished and current videos and photos can be found on the city's social media accounts. The entire demolition is to be complete by early August.

The Harborview Center's demolition and removal of its adjacent surface parking is part of phase one of the "Imagine Clearwater" Master Plan approved in January 2017. The city's engineering department and Biltmore Construction gave an update on the demolition process at a city council work session on Feb. 19.