CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LEASE WITH TEAK, INC. FOR THREE RESTAURANT CONCEPTS AT ST. PETE PIER™
Recently, St. Petersburg City Council authorized Mayor Rick Kriseman to execute a lease with Teak, Inc. for a restaurant, café and rooftop bar at the new St. Pete Pier™.
The three concepts will be located at the Pier Head and include an upscale restaurant (Teak) a rooftop bar (Teaki) and a café (Driftwood Café.) Sample menus indicate a broad offering including lobster tails, fish tacos, a raw bar, local craft beers and much more. Plans for the restaurant include a comfortable and elegant setting with local art on display.
ST. PETE PIER™ DISTRICT WINS MULTIPLE DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS by american institute of architects
The St. Pete Pier™ has been recognized four times by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Recently, the Pier has been recognized with two awards by AIA Florida. ASD|SKY Rogers Partners, the design team for the New St. Petersburg Pier project, has been awarded a prestigious 2018 AIA Florida/Caribbean Design Excellence Honor Award in the Unbuilt Category. Also, the design team for the Pier Approach, Wannemacher Jensen Architects, has been named a 2018 AIA Florida Merit Award recipient for the St. Pete Pier Market, also in the Unbuilt category.
In 2016, a Tampa Bay AIA Honor Award was presented to ASD | SKY and Rogers Partners for The New St. Pete Pier Design.
Also, in 2016, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers was selected a winner of an AIANY Award for the design of the new St. Pete Pier™.
AIA Honor Awards recognize projects that demonstrate the highest standards of design and innovation and a commitment to excellence in architectural design.
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.
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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:
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- 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.
Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at: newstpetepier.com