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City Offers Community Redevelopment Grants, Workshops, Satellite Office Hours

The city is accepting applications for the 2017 cycle of the South St. Petersburg CRA Grant Program to help support private investment in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Friday, June 16. City Council recently approved budget amounts for the CRA grants - including nearly $412,000 for commercial grants and nearly $122,000 for housing and neighborhood revitalization and multi-family residential property improvement grants. 

In advance of the grant application deadline, workshops and satellite office hours are offered at various locations to assist with preparing the application. WORKSHOP DATES:

Thurs. May 18, 6:30 to 8 pm        
Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave S (Greenhouse Satellite Office)

Wed. May 24, 5:30 to 7 pm        
The Greenhouse (City Hall Annex), 440 Second Ave N

SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS are 1 to 5 pm on Wednesdays, May 17 and 31; June 14 and 28* at Childs Park YMCA; and May 24, June 7 and 21* at Enoch Davis.  *June 21 and 28 TENTATIVE  

 -Latest News Release-

The CRA Grant Program was created in 2015 as part of the city’s innovative, 30-year revitalization plan for South St. Pete designed to help boost private investment in commercial and multifamily residential development in South St. Petersburg. The CRA is generally located between Fourth St. and 49th St., from Second Ave. N. to 30th Ave. S. 

St. Petersburg Partners for 'No Plastic Bags' Campaign

St. Petersburg is partnering with Pinellas County, Hillsborough County and the city of Tampa to teach citizens about a universal problem - how to keep plastic bags out of their recycling.

The multimedia public education campaign features a regional video and website, Tampa Bay Recycles, which will provide citizens with correct recycling information and encourage them to keep plastic bags out of their recycling, no matter where they live in Tampa Bay.

Read more about the regional recycling effort, watch the video, or learn more at Tampa Bay Recycles.

St. Pete Launches Penny for Pinellas GIS Map, Educational Material

St. Petersburg has launched an interactive GIS Penny for Pinellas map tool to educate citizens prior to the November 7 Penny for Pinellas reauthorization. The one percent tax, which was first approved by voters in 1989, occurs on the first $5,000 of non-tax-exempt items sold in Pinellas County during specified periods and funds long-term infrastructure improvements. The GIS map features more than 100 examples of city Penny projects completed or underway from 2010 to the present, showing improvements to city facilities, public safety, recreation and culture, and general infrastructure projects. The interactive map will allow citizens to view projects citywide and by council district. The current Penny will expire in 2020 unless it passes November 7.

Mangrove Bay Open During Renovations

Golfers who play Mangrove Bay will notice some changes as the course undergoes a $650 thousand upgrade project over the next four months. Renovations include re-grassing all 18 greens and three practice greens, resizing and reshaping bunkers, tee improvements and paving of the entrance road, parking lot and cart paths.

The 18-hole championship course will remain open during the renovations; greens fees have been discounted to $18 to ride and $12 to walk. A public grand re-opening will be held in the fall.


Tangerine Plaza Grocery Shuttle This Saturday

St. Petersburg is offering FREE transportation from the Tangerine Plaza, where the Walmart Market closed in February, to the Central Plaza area Walmart Supercenter, on Saturdays in May, June, July, and August. The Carey Limousine mini-shuttle bus will be able to transport up to 25 passengers FROM Tangerine Plaza, located at 1794 22nd St. S. TO the Walmart Supercenter, at 201 34th St. N., a distance of about 2.5 miles. The 13-week Midtown Grocery Pilot Program is free and will operate between 10 am and 2 pm every Saturday, now until early August.

There will be four pickups departing Tangerine Plaza on the hour: at 10 am; 11 am; 12 pm; and 1 pm. And, the mini-shuttle will depart from the Walmart Supercenter approximately on the half hour: at 10:30 am; 11:30 am; 12:30 pm; with the last departure at 1:30 pm.

Participants will receive a free 'Healthy St. Pete' grocery tote bag along with a customer satisfaction survey.  -More details-

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