August 18, 2019

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/25/2019

› Tampa Bay among nation's most popular rental markets
Tampa Bay is the nation's eighth most popular rental market. That's based on analysis by HotPads, a Zillow affiliate that looked at the number of searches on its site for rentals in the top 50 U.S. markets.

› SpaceX moving forward with its ISS resupply mission next week despite recent accident
SpaceX is still planning to send the cargo version of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on Tuesday, despite an apparent explosion over the weekend during testing of Crew Dragon, the version of the vehicle that will carry astronauts.

› Algae lingering in St. Johns as growing season warms up
Algae covering the St. Johns River in Putnam County is drawing the attention of state scientists and environmental activists while competing forces try to influence state lawmakers’ choices about changing water-quality protections. “The St. Johns River here is a quarter-mile wide and it’s green all the way across,” said Sam Carr, a San Mateo resident who said the bloom is one of the most significant he’s seen in more than 50 years living near the river.

› 35-story medical skyscraper proposed for downtown Orlando
The developer of the proposed Vertical Medical City in downtown Orlando has filed an application with the city for the mixed-use medical tower in the North Quarter District, according to a report in GrowthSpotter.

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