CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PIER PARK CONTRACT
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (July 9, 2015) –
Council authorizes city staff to move forward with contracting with Pier Park design team.
Earlier today, St. Petersburg City Council approved an architectural and engineering services agreement with the designers of the new pier. During the meeting, $5.2 million was approved which will be spent on finalized design, demolition of the current Pier and approach and initial contracting services.
The schematic design phase is scheduled to take five months and will include feedback from residents. Following the design refinement, the community will be engaged to learn about the concept as the city moves forward on the final design, permitting and ultimately, construction.
Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: "Today, the Sunshine City took the final step in securing the future of the St. Petersburg Pier, and our treasured waterfront, for generations to come. The process we implemented more than a year ago has served our city well. The citizens who participated in our public process, as well as Pier Working Group and Selection Committee Members, are to be commended for their service. Our waterfront park system is the crown jewel of the city of St. Petersburg. I thank the St. Petersburg City Council for sharing that vision and their leadership.”
Statement from ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers
We believe that great design engages all disciplines and that the spaces we make are as important as the buildings and forms. We embrace the impact of small things, understand that much of what we do you don't see, and make big things happen by careful attention.
About Pier Park
The design of Pier Park embodies the ideals within the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan by creating a park that serves as a destination and by maximizing the City’s connection to the water. The Pier Park design ensures that The Pier experience itself is enjoyable, with program and amenities dispersed along the way in “zones” of activities. Pier Park is a stunning opportunity to enhance the pier’s rich history with educational, ecological and economic vitality.
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