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Trop Site Development Showrooms

As of April 21, there are eight immersive showrooms located throughout the city to encourage residents to review proposals and give feedback regarding the Tropicana Field redevelopment project.

The showrooms are equipped with executive summaries of the proposals, videos, renderings, and the ability to leave input regarding the four shortlisted proposals.

The showroom locations are:

- North Library: 861 70th Ave. N.
- Mirror Lake Library: 280 5th St. N.
- JW Cate Rec Center: 5801 22nd Ave. N.
- Enoch Davis Rec Center: 1111 18th Ave. S.
- Thomas Jet Jackson Rec Center: 1000 28th St. S.
- South Community Library: 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.
- Gladden Park Rec Center: 3901 30th Ave. N.
- Campbell Park Rec Center: 601 14th St S

Each showroom location is subject to the established operating hours of the respective library or recreation center.

The showrooms launch after a week of extensive engagement with the potential development partners, where more than 500 residents joined three community input meetings. Community feedback will be collected until the final ribbon is cut on the Tropicana Field redevelopment. Input collected during this shortlist period will be provided to Mayor Rick Kriseman to inform a final development partner selection later this year.

For additional updates about the Tropicana Site redevelopment project, visit stpete.org/trop.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

We are in the final stretch in the Race to Safe. Help St. Pete finish strong and keep your family safe by getting your COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. Find vaccination locations and more information at covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/.

The City of St. Petersburg strongly recommends continuing to take precautions set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

More at StPeteRaceToSafe.com.

Youth Development Grant Applications Live Now!

The City of St. Petersburg released the applications for this year’s cycle of Youth Development Grants – a City program providing opportunities for funding to non-profit local organizations, in good standing, who provide services to youth and are located within the municipal boundaries of St. Pete.

Grantees are eligible for funds ranging from $1,500 up to $25,000. The grant cycle runs from July 2021 through August 2022. The 2021 Youth Development Grant Program application period is open until Tuesday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m. Applications are available on stpete.org/youth-dev-grants.

There will be optional public information virtual meetings on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. Call-in information will be available on stpete.org/youth-dev-grants.

Successful applications must contain a program or project that targets one (or more) of the following categories:

  • Entering school ready to learn
  • Reading at grade level by third grade
  • Graduating from high school ready for life, college, and career
  • Accessing and completing career-relevant training
  • Participating in the enrichment that addresses the health and well-being of the child

Applications and more HERE.

Pandemic Rent Assistance

Financial help is available for St. Pete residents who are falling behind on rent due to the pandemic. 

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance for individuals and families who have lost their jobs or have had a significant reduction in income due to the pandemic. Eligible applicants may receive funds to cover missed rent payments and future rent payments, up to 12 months in total.

Residents can find eligibility criteria and apply on the County’s COVID-19 website at www.bit.ly/pc-rent. Tenants who are overdue on rent should not wait for an eviction notice to seek help and may already be eligible for financial assistance based on the criteria below.  

Funds awarded to eligible applicants must be used to cover past rent payments back to March 13, 2020, first, before they receive additional rental assistance to cover future payments. Rent payments will be made directly to the landlords or property managers of successful applicants.  


Homeowners in St. Pete that have been impacted by the pandemic may be eligible for financial assistance through the City of St. Petersburg’s Mortgage & Utility Payment Assistance Grant Program. More information and qualifications can be found at stpete.org/MortgageAssistance.

FY22 Budget Open House

The public is invited to learn about the City's budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and share their thoughts and priorities with the Mayor and City officials.

The Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Open House will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6 p.m. with in-person or virtual attendance options.

  • Attend In Person: City Council Chambers, City Hall (175 5th St. N.)
  • Attend Virtually: Find the virtual meeting information at stpete.org/budget.

In-person attendees are required to maintain social distancing and wear a mask, per The St. Pete Way toolkit found at StPeteRacetoSafe.com.

Attendance options are subject to change. Check stpete.org/budget for the most up to date information.

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