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History of the Trop Site

Hear the story HERE.

The Trop Site RFP is now available until January 2021 for review and submissions. To learn more, visit

Five reasons the Tropicana Field Site in St. Pete, Florida is the Southeast’s largest and most unique development opportunity of the decade: 
  1. 86 acres of publicly owned land in the middle of a bustling city, where economic indicators are booming 
  2. Local city government dedicating  $75 million for infrastructure development 
  3. Located in the “Sunshine City”, Opportunity Zone and Tax Increment Financing District 
  4. Strong workforce proposition through population growth and desire of millennials to locate here 
  5. Proximate to St. Pete's higher education hub, the South’s largest marine science center and Florida’s largest financial services cluster

City Supports USF Efforts to Further Enhance Diversity

The City of St. Petersburg has contributed $125,000 to the University of South Florida Foundation to help enhance diversity in the ocean sciences. The gift to the USF College of Marine Science’s “Bridge to the Doctorate” fellowship endowment supports underrepresented students of color who are African American or Black, Hispanic or Latinx, Pacific Islanders, Native American or Alaska Native. The City’s gift will be dispersed over the next five years.

“USF’s College of Marine Science plays a key role in St. Petersburg’s culture of innovation, and serves as a critical component in our Grow Smarter economic strategy,” said Deputy Mayor and City Administrator Kanika Tomalin. “Our pledge is one additional step the city is taking to level the playing field so that students of all races and backgrounds can participate in the college’s rich academic enterprise.”

The City’s gift aligns with its Grow Smarter initiative, which includes a spectrum of equity-focused investments. It complements USF’s broader portfolio of diversity-focused initiatives, commitment to equity in education, and its track record of student success.

Learn more here.

Plan Ahead, Get Your Flu Shot

Getting a flu shot is as important as ever this year. Although flu vaccination is not related to COVID-19, it is vital in helping reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses and resulting burdens on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents are encouraged to help prevent the spread of the flu by getting their flu vaccination as soon as they can. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for all persons age 6 months and older, including pregnant women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. More about the flu can be found at

Free Flu Shot Event
Get a no-cost flu shot at a drive-thru event on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 5-7 p.m. at 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. More info here

We’re all doing our part to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, now is our chance to help prevent the spread of the flu - the St. Pete Way.

Local vaccination locations can be found at
More information can be found at

Commercial Revitalization Program Applications Available

The Commercial Revitalization Program (CRP) provides grant awards to projects that:
  • involve future work on a new or existing commercial buildings or developments
  • improve business districts by redeveloping properties
  • decrease commercial vacancy rates
  • leverage private investment
  • and ultimately add to the tax base

The CRP will provide funding for projects on the city's eligible commercial corridors located outside of the downtown core. This assistance is in the form of a matching grant, which will be paid at the successful completion of the project. Plans and estimates for construction must be provided.

Applications are available now and will be accepted until Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

For a full program description, application, map of eligibility and funding levels, visit

COVID-19 testing site moved to Tropicana Field parking lot

Testing is back in St. Pete!

The COVID-19 testing site at the Mahaffey Theater has relocated to Tropicana Field parking lot 2 – Enter at 3rd Ave South/16th St. S.

  • Tropicana Field site will run Tuesdays – Saturdays 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., starting Wednesday Oct. 7
  • Testing remains free with no symptoms needed
  • Antibody testing will not be available

More information here:

Updates and more at

This week in St. Pete


Following the @CDCgov’s guidance, the City of St. Petersburg will be closing ALL recreation and community centers, pools and libraries.⁣⁣

Updated list of Leisure Services facility closures and program suspensions found hereπŸ‘‰

Local #biz – Business Damage Assessment survey will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 + the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. This will help to begin the process of implementing economic relief programs for businesses. Take the surveyπŸ‘‰

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