South St. Petersburg encompasses the entire southern portion of the city including the 34th Street/US-19 corridor and neighborhoods in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area. This is an area that the city is especially focused on redeveloping through initiatives like the formation of the Skyway Marina District, the establishment of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area, and the development of a Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Joint Action Plan.
The 10 acre Skyway Plaza shopping center, located at 1079 62nd Avenue South, has current and future economic opportunities.
Major projects include:
- Phillips Development & Realty plan to develop the 9-acre site at 30th Avenue S and 34th Street with a $70 million mixed-use project that includes 300 apartments and 22,000 SF of retail.
- Maximo Marina is currently undergoing a $20 million renovation.
- Eckerd College Visual Arts Center will open in summer 2017. The new 33,819 SF center will have 17 studios, classrooms, a digital lab, sculpture yard, offices, and gallery space.
- The Deuces Live Underpass Project includes improvements in and around the I-275 overpass at 22nd Street S with artwork and LED lighting to help elevate the area and surrounding businesses.
- Arts Enclave is a collection of six warehouses at 5th Avenue S and 22nd Street that will be developed into affordable studio space for artists.
- St. Petersburg Commerce Park: In May 2016, City Council approved the lease and development agreements with two businesses to locate on the site: Euro Cycles, a high-end motorcycle dealership and EMP Industries, a St. Petersburg-based marine manufacturing company. EMP will develop with Attaj, a wind and solar energy consultant, and Accmar Equipment Co., a marine manufacturing company. The project will include 20,000 SF of retail space and 40,000 SF of workforce housing. Additionally, 60,000 SF of office/warehouse/manufacturing will be shared by EMP, Accmar, and Attaj.