Pinellas County, Florida -- The next time you visit Madeira Beach, expect to see some big changes.
The area is getting a face lift that includes new hotels, a rec center, new marina and more. With millions being pumped into the area business is booming, but some have concerns about the development.
"It's what we are looking forward to - to bring more tourism to Madeira Beach," said Mayor Travis Palladeno. "Being able to have a brand name is great for business and visitors," he added.
Big changes coming to Madeira Beach area.
A Courtyard Marriott is going up and the 91 room hotel will open in November. The first brand to come to the area in a decade.
"Brand brings confidence, solid growth, stabilization for ongoing movement," said spokesperson Jessica Respondek.
But it also brings noise and across the Intercoastal the city hall project poses similar problems. It also comes with a ten million dollar price tag.
"A new city hall, fire station, rec field and center," said the Mayor.
Some residents say it's an annoyance, while others are welcoming the change and realize the necessity, "How do you get something nice and new if you don't construction it?"
Meantime, some local business owners say construction can be crippling. "The little pizza shop on the corner - going out of business. That is mine...that's upsetting. But that's progress. Have to accept it," said owner Giancarlo Amenta. His restaurant, Original Pizza, will be out by the end of September. It'll have to be moved to Indian Shores: 19525 Gulf Boulevard.
The mayor is confident though that the city overall is changing for the better. "Perfect even mix, not over developing but redeveloping."