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Public Meeting 1/22: West Central Avenue Streetscape

Join City staff to review and provide feedback on the initial plan designs for the West Central District.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:30 p.m.
freeFall Theatre
6099 Central Ave.

The West Central Avenue Streetscape Project has three basic components:

  • Streetscape design
  • Water main replacement
  • Branding 
The project limits are from Park Street east to 58th Street. The update to the West Central Master Plan will be informed by public input as it establishes a vision and a brand for the area. The design will work with the City’s Complete Streets Implementation Plan regarding desired operating speeds and multimodal networks.

More information here: stpete.org/westcentralstreetscape

Public Meeting 1/30: 34th St/Central Town Center Plan

The City of St. Petersburg is partnering with residents in and adjacent to the 34th Street corridor between 22nd Ave. N. and 3rd Ave. S., to be a part of the creation of an area improvement plan.

Residents are invited to come help create a vision that will enhance 34th Street and surrounding areas, creating opportunities for development desired by the community and facilitating additional investment.

34th Street/Central Town Center Plan Kickoff Meeting
Jan. 30th at 6:00 p.m.
Empath Suncoast Hospice 
3050 1st Ave. S.

Businesses, property owners and surrounding neighborhoods are all invited to be a part of the planning process which will target economic development, transportation, streetscape, land use/design and branding.

Please contact Gary Jones at 727-893-7877 or gary.jones@stpete.org for additional information. Another community meeting will be scheduled this Spring to present and solicit opinions on the preliminary recommendations.

MLK Events & Closures

In its 34th year, St. Pete’s “MLK DREAM BIG” Parade is
the nation’s longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. and has a new route running west along
1st Ave. S. starting at 3rd St.

For MLK events, visit stpete.org/events or MLKDreamBig.com.

City-related changes/closures as a result of MLK Day include:
  • Trash and Recycling collection: Monday collections will be made on Tuesday. Tuesday collections will be made on Wednesday.
  • Libraries: All libraries will be closed on Monday.
  • Parks & Rec: Boyd Hill is closed (closed every Monday); Bay Vista, Azalea, Sunshine and Enoch Davis centers are closed
  • City office facilities (including the Parking Citation office) will be closed.

Free Admission for Federal Employees + Donations Being Accepted at City Hall

The City of St. Petersburg is offering free admission to Sunken Gardens and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve beginning Saturday, January 19 throughout the duration of the federal government shutdown. Valid federal identification or a recent pay stub and photo ID is required to gain admission for residents, visitors, and up to three of their guests.  

Regular admission to Sunken Gardens, located at 1825 4th St. N, is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 11. Regular admission to Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, located at 1101 Country Club Way South, is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 3 to 16.

“It’s a small gesture of our appreciation for our federal workers and helps to provide them and their families with two additional fun outings to enjoy at no cost,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Additionally, the City of St. Petersburg is accepting donations for the local US Coast Guard families through the Sun Coast branch of the US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association (CPOA). There will be collection boxes located at City Hall, 175 5th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL.

Below is a suggested list of items that could be of help:

Grocery Gift Cards (Publix, Aldi, Winn Dixie, Walmart, etc)

Gas Station Gift Cards (to allow Coasties the ability to get to work)

Non-perishable food items, including snacks for kid’s lunchboxes, coffee, protein bars, healthy snacks, etc.

Cleaning Items, including paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.

Toiletry items to include toilet paper, feminine products, toothbrushes/toothpaste for adults and children, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.

Baby items, diapers (all sizes) pull-ups (all sizes for both girl and boy) baby wipes

Pet food

South St. Pete CRA Commercial Grants Available!

Have a business in the South St. Petersburg CRA? Whether you’re looking to spruce up the landscaping or renovate your property as a whole, there are programs to help upgrade your property.

Grants available for application:
  • Commercial Site Improvement Grant
  • Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant
  • Commercial Revitalization Program
Grants are awarded once a year. Each grant has its own application requirements and deadlines.

For details, visit stpete.org/CRA or contact Rick Smith at rick.smith@stpete.org with questions.

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