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Progress With St. Pete Pier™

Today, 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.

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.

"Meet Me At The Park" and Earn St. Pete $20K

Help St. Pete earn $20,000 for local park improvements and have a blast in your favorite city park during the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) “Meet Me At The Park” Earth Month campaign in partnership with the Walt Disney Company. Through April 30, take a selfie in your favorite city park and tag it using #MeetMeAtThePark before submitting your entry.  You can also tag your entry using #StPeteParksRec. All entrants have the opportunity to win a GoPro Prize Pack. No purchase is necessary but entrants must be 18 years or older. Learn more

Two New Museums Open in Downtown St. Pete

This year, two major museums have opened in downtown St. Pete.

The Imagine Museum, located at 1901 Central Ave, celebrated its Grand Opening this January. Its primary collection displays the explosive growth and diversification of the studio glass movement in America since the 1960's, and extends to new directions in contemporary glass.

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, located at 150 Central Ave, opened in April 2018. The museum has its roots in the deeply felt passion for art and culture shared by co-founders Tom and Mary James, and in the couple’s love for St. Pete, the city where they live. The James Museum will revive interest and passion about the history of the American West and the tenacious spirit of Native American, pioneer and immigrant cultures which embodies the history of our country. 

Business Owners, Managers, Take Our Plastic Bag Survey!

Business owners, managers, and employees who have purchasing responsibilities in businesses are encouraged to participate in a brief survey on discontinuing or reducing the use of plastic bags. The survey is designed to gauge business interest and participation levels for incentive programs that would encourage businesses to eliminate or reduce plastic bag use. More info

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