The City of St. Petersburg and HKS Architects have developed a conceptual master plan for the redevelopment of the 85-acre Tropicana Field Site. The importance of this site to the future of St. Petersburg can hardly be overstated. It is a once-in-a-generation chance to create new opportunities for growth, economic development, and an enhanced community!
In 2016, the City held community meetings at the Coliseum and at Campbell Park Recreation Center to gather ideas and feedback from the community on their vision for a redeveloped site. The City and HKS also met with the South St. Petersburg community at the St. Petersburg College Midtown Center to gain additional insight into the community’s desired uses for the site and ways to integrate the site with the surrounding neighborhoods and associations, as well as with six smaller stakeholder groups which included neighborhood associations, business associations, youth/teens, and economic development organizations.
Early conceptual ideas reflecting the community input obtained at those initial meetings were shared with the public at the USFSP University Student Center. Key features include integrating a variety of transportation modes, strengthening connections with the surrounding neighborhoods, and incorporating shared parking for a variety of uses to be located on the site.
The Conceptual Master Plan was presented to the public, the Tampa Bay Rays, and St. Petersburg City Council in October 2016. The final Plan document was released in spring 2017.