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Stormwater Utility Rate Changes Coming

Effective October 1, 2019, upon City Council approval, City of St. Petersburg will be implementing a tiered billing structure for stormwater rates for single-family properties. This new tiered structure will classify single-family properties into tiers, based on the square footage of impervious surface area (surfaces that water runs off).

Non-single-family (commercial) properties will continue to be assessed a fee based on the number of Single-Family Residential Units (SFRU’s) their impervious area represents. One SFRU is equal to the impervious surface area of a typical single-family property in the City, which has been determined to be 2,388 square feet of impervious surface area.

Starting April 15, customers will be able to view their property’s fee assessment in the Stormwater Review and Appeals Portal at Through this portal, customers will be able to submit an appeal for reassessment if they feel the property has been measured incorrectly.

More information and public meeting schedule at

Youth Development Grant Applications Available!

The City of St. Petersburg released the applications for this year’s cycle of Youth Development Grants – a city program providing opportunities for funding to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Petersburg.

Applications for the Youth Program Development grants are available online at and are due Tuesday, April 23. 

Questions can be submitted using the 
Youth Development Grant Q&A Online Form.

You're Invited: Water Facility Open Houses

This April, St. Pete’s water treatment plants will open their doors for attendees to learn about the process of water treatment and the work that goes into keeping the city flowing. 

Saturday, 4/27, 9 a.m. - noon
Tours offered on the hour at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Cosme Drinking Water Plant
16150 Race Track Rd, Odessa, FL 33556

Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Much of the tour is outdoors, so plan accordingly. Photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Reasonable accommodations for ADA accessibility can be made by reaching out to Water Resources at 727-893-7261.

More information here

St. Pete's First ISAP Adopted

Did you know the city just adopted the first-ever Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP)? It's a HUGE milestone that will build on current programs and will provide guidance for new initiatives, like greening the city’s fleet. Read the press release about adoption of the ISAP here

To learn more about our city's ISAP, visit

Storefront Conservation Corridor Plan Applications Available

The Storefront Conservation Corridor Plan was created to promote independently-owned businesses, maintain a pedestrian-friendly streetscape and promote the conservation of historic storefront assets along Beach Drive and Central Avenue, from the waterfront to 31st Street. The plan had two primary components: urban design (including land use and zoning) and incentives and business assistance.

Eligible businesses can apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding for a variety of uses, and Property Owners can access a $10,000 incentive for leasing to a local, independent business. Applications were released on April 22. Submissions begin on May 1 at 9 a.m. at The Greenhouse.

Read the full press release here. For eligibility information, guidelines and to apply, visit

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