March 22, 2018

Clearwater aquarium, Oldsmar track gets state funds

The state of Florida might be among the first financial backers of a new downtown aquarium in Clearwater with $2 million committed in the coming year’s budget.

The Florida Legislature’s $77 billion budget finalized on Friday also will include $1.27 million to jump-start the city of Oldsmar’s plan to build an Olympic-class BMX bicycle track.

The biggest project for the area by far, though, stretches beyond the Tampa Bay area: