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Take the FY2019 City Budget Survey

Participate in the FY 2019 budget process with brief survey through May 31. The survey allows citizens to allocate spending priorities by administration function to create a simulated budget and demonstrate where funding should be prioritized for the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1.

Couldn't make the May 14 Open House? Watch rebroadcasts throughout the summer on StPeteTV, Spectrum Channel 641, WOW! Channel 15, and Frontier Channel 20, or on the city's YouTube channel.

City Releases RFP for Tangerine Plaza

As the City continues to invest in South St. Petersburg, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Tangerine Plaza development site is now available. The city invites developers, end-users and interested parties to submit proposals to lease and develop the city-owned property at 1794 22nd St. S., located within the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The RFP is available online at and under "Requests for Proposals / Solicitations.” A few dates to note:

May 23 and May 30 – Specific, individualized and confidential one-on-one business consultation and mentorship opportunities with government contracting experts. 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day. Contact The Greenhouse for your appointment, 727-893-7146.

July 2 – Proposals must be delivered no later than 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, to City of St. Petersburg, Real Estate and Property Management, Municipal Services Center, One 4th St. N. – 9th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Background on the Tangerine Plaza Site.  In 2017, city officials began considering redevelopment and re-use options for Tangerine Plaza after a second major grocery store closed and the signature shopping plaza was conveyed to the city. After implementing a pilot designed to shuttle residents to alternative grocery stores, convening several community conversations and completing a market analysis, the city is ready to take the next steps to find a sustainable business for the 47,000 SF space.

Progress With St. Pete Pier™

Lease Agreement with Duke Energy, May 17:

St. Petersburg City Council authorized Mayor Kriseman to execute a lease with Duke Energy Florida (DEF) for for a solar photovoltaic (PV) car canopy on a portion of the Pelican Parking lot.

With an estimated cost of no more than $2 million, Duke will pay for and own the system and be responsible for the design, permitting, construction and maintenance for the life of the system.

View the Press Release.

Artist Selection, April 24:

On April 24, three artists were selected to create public art at the new St. Pete Pier™ on Tuesday, April 24, in the Pier Public Art Committee meeting. 

Nick Ervinck – Belgium: TBD Pier Head. Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck explores the boundaries between various media, including sculpture, 3D prints installation, architecture and design. 

Nathan Mabry – Los Angeles, CA: a coated steel, origami-inspired pelican to be installed in the Entry Plaza area. He is known for sculptures in bright primary colors that often reference modern sculpture of the 20th century as well as diverse cultures and birds significant to the local site. 

Xenobia Bailey, New York City: a tile mosaic on the Spa Beach Pavilion. Bailey translates the vibrant patterns and colors derived from her fiber art, into mosaics for public projects. 

On April 19, City Council voted to approved the following:

  • A resolution accepting the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) proposal in the amount of $15,030,610 submitted by Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Lease agreement for Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, which will be the new restaurant at the south end of the Pier Approach.
  • Earthscape Play Inc. to design, fabricate and oversee the installation of children’s playground equipment.
  • A resolution recognizing a donation of $250,000 from the American Academy of Dermatology for a sun shade structure in the Spa Beach area.
  • An agreement between the City and Sports and Properties, Inc. to provide consulting services related to naming rights for elements within the new Pier.
View the Press Release.

Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at:

Get A Free Sensible Sprinkler System Checkup!

The new Sensible Sprinkling application phase is underway. Participants receive a sprinkler system evaluation, sprinkler layout drawing, rain sensor installation (if one isn’t currently used), an automatic shut-off hose nozzle and water conservation tips. Don’t delay – this limited time offer is co-funded by the Southwest Water Management District. Email, call 727-892-5611 or print the application for more information. 

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman Issues "Health in All Policies" Executive Order

On April 19, 2018, Mayor Rick Kriseman issued an Executive Order related to the City of St. Petersburg’s Healthy St. Pete initiative and establishing the consideration of health in all city policies and projects. The Executive Order, only the second issued during the mayor’s tenure, will help to accelerate and improve health equity and access in St. Petersburg. The order can be read here.

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