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ST. PETERSBURG CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE PIER PARK

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 7, 2015) –

Council authorizes Mayor Kriseman to move forward with contract negotiations for The Pier Park.

Earlier today, St. Petersburg City Council approved The Pier Park design concept. The design concept and team that produced it were given the nod, authorizing Mayor Kriseman to begin contract negotiations with the design team of ASD/Rogers and Partners/KSLA.

Following contract negotiations, which are estimated to take from 45 to 60 days, the community will again be engaged to weigh in on the concept as the city moves forward on the final design, permitting and ultimately, construction.

Said Mayor Rick Kriseman: "Today, the Sunshine City took a huge leap forward 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 continues to serve our city well. The citizens who participated in our public process over the last year, 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.”

Mike Connors, public works administrator for the city and chairman of the Selection Committee said, "I wish to thank our city council in their support of the selection committee recommendations. St. Petersburg is blessed with involved and passionate constituencies that challenge our government in making decisions considerate of the past and with vision toward our future. Today was a significant demonstration of leadership and progress.” 

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