The three Teams invited to participate in the Stage 2 design competition will be provided more detailed and descriptive competition design parameters from which to commence the design. The parameters will include the following:
- The Context and Connectivity within the downtown and waterfront edge describing the types of places and activities that bring people to the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront.
- Image and Purpose; the essence of what makes the Pier important to the citizens of St. Petersburg
- The programmatic opportunities of uses and spaces for both the over-water development and the upland development. This will include the program elements that were determined to be unacceptable and a descriptive program menu of acceptable uses intended as a guide for the competition. The programmatic menu is not intended to restrict or limit creative solutions.
- The physical and area limitation analysis including established land development regulations and City Charter constraints, length and width considerations, the dimensional description of the physical areas to be analyzed, the Albert Whitted Airport glide-path and pedestrian and vehicular transportation opportunities. (see Physical Area Limitations and City Charter Lease Terms on the other resources page. )
- The capital and operating cost implications including allowances for demolition cost, a cost template for development of all estimates, and City budget priorities including life cycle costs.
- Environmental and permitting implications based on pre-submission meetings held with the regulatory agencies governing the land and water development, as well as the geotechnical and waterside engineering parameters that form the preliminary basis of design.