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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:

St. Pete Named in Bloomberg's American Cities Climate Challenge

St. Petersburg is announced as one of 25 winners in the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) by Bloomberg Philanthropies!

As one of the ACCC winners, St. Pete is accepted into a two-year acceleration program with powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help us meet – or beat – our goal to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% by December 2020.

For more information, visit our American Cities Climate Challenge page.

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 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 or

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)
  • City office facilities (including the Parking Citation office) will be closed.

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 or contact Rick Smith at with questions.

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