Mayor Kriseman is pleased with how the process is going and construction progress. All 426 pilings have been placed over water and 75% of deck is poured. Site preparation for construction of Pier Approach continues. The old parking lots are being graded and trees onsite are cleared.
Above ground construction begins in October on several structures, including:
- Pier Head building
- Spa Beach Pavillion
- Tampa Bay Watch
All Major tenants have been secured including:
- Tampa Bay Watch, who will operate the Education Center
- Doc Fords, who will operate the restaurant on the south side of the Pier Approach
- Teak, Inc., who will operate the restaurant at the Pier head.
- United Park Services will operate the Pavillion Café at the Spa Beach Pavilion and Gator Jim’s Tackle and Bait Shop at the Pier Head Building.
Duke Energy will provide solar canopies to shade the parking area and provide solar power in the Pier District.
Public Art has been selected for the Pier. Three artists with varying styles will be represented including Nick Ervinck, Belgium, Xenobia Bailey, New York City and Nathan Mabry, Los Angeles. In addition, internationally acclaimed artist Janet Echelman will create a Net Sculpture in the Pier Approach, near the Family Park Area.
The St. Pete Pier District grand opening is late 2019.Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at: newstpetepier.com