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U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES PERMIT TO BEGIN PIER CONSTRUCTION

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES PERMIT
TO BEGIN PIER CONSTRUCTION

Today the City of St. Petersburg was issued a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the new St. Petersburg Pier. This was the final permit the City needed before construction can begin.

Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: “The ‘New St. Pete Pier’ will be a dynamic extension of our iconic waterfront park system, and is sure to be enjoyed by residents and visitors from throughout the world for generations to come. My thanks to my team, our government partners, and our community for getting us to this point.”

Said City Council Chair Darden Rice: “With this permit in hand, the next stage of important work begins on our new St. Petersburg Pier. This is one of many critical steps to ensure the pier will be built in a sound way compatible with lessened impacts on the bay.  My thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their diligence and work on this permit. Like so many others, I am excited to see construction begin on our pier.”

Said District 6 City Council Member Karl Nurse: “St. Pete has gone through an incredibly long process to build our 4th generation pier. I believe our community will be happy with the new pier and uplands.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, the Corps is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world.

Learn more about them here: http://www.usace.army.mil/

Learn more about the new St. Petersburg Pier here: http://www.newstpetepier.com/

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CONTACT

Mayor Rick Kriseman

Contact: Benjamin J. Kirby, Communications Director

727-893-7882 or 727-501-4837 (cell)

benjamin.kirby@stpete.org

General City Information

Contact: Mayor's Action Center

727-893-7111 or action@stpete.org

 

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