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St. Pete Stat Launches

St. Pete Stat, an interactive platform that uses live data to explore the work of the city is now available. It measures performance, demonstrates transparency and encourages accountability.

The launch includes the following tools:
- Project Stat, a tool that looks at all current city development projects
- Performance Stat, a performance measurement tool for city departments
- Open Stat, data inventory that's published for citizens to consume

The initial launch includes data from a small group of city departments. Additional departmental data will be added as its collected. The city also uses St. Pete Stat Map, which tracks city response by location to citizen reports for code enforcement, SeeClickFix, and police calls for service.  Read more

St. Pete Pride Weekend - June-22-24

To herald in the annual St. Pete Pride weekend festivities, Mayor Rick Kriseman will raise the rainbow flag over City Hall on Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m., 175 5th St. N. 

St. Pete Pride is a month-long festival each June that culminates with an illuminated night parade, this year taking place on downtown St. Pete’s Bayshore Drive on Saturday, June 23.

Festivities continue Sunday, June 24 in the Grand Central District with a street festival. For more information on the schedule of events, visit 
www.stpetepride.com.

Share Your Thoughts About the CRA Summer Summit

If you missed the CRA Summer Summit at the Enoch Davis Center earlier this week, you can still provide your comments online:

Share your input online about the CRA 

City officials, along with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area hosted the annual summit. 

Attendees learned about recent redevelopment activities; heard an overview of the CRA initiative since it began in 2015; and had opportunities to provide suggestions on spending within the CRA and input about how to expand or improve South St. Petersburg CRA grant programs.  

The extensive multi-year initiative encompasses grant funding programs; workforce development and youth training initiatives; urban agriculture; redevelopment of commercial corridors and cultural sites; and affordable housing options. For more information, visit stpete.org/CRA

City Seeks Proposals for Tangerine Plaza by July 2

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 stpete.org/realestate and under "Requests for Proposals / Solicitations.” 

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: newstpetepier.com

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