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2019 State of the Economy

2019 State of the Economy full report is live. View the presentation focused on economic drivers, competitiveness and prosperity indicators, as well as key development indicators for the next four years.

34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Big Parade

St. Pete visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend by attending the Dream Big Parade - nation's longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King – and related events. Visit for event listings including:
  • MLK Dream Big Step Show
  • MLK Dream Big Music and Culture Festival
  • 5th Annual MLK Dream Big Family Fun Day
City offices will be closed on Monday, 1/20 in observance and trash and recycling collections for Monday and Tuesday will be impacted.


The City will be charging a flat event rate of $5 at the City’s parking assets along and near the route such as Al Lang, 800 and EDGE lot as well as South Core garage. 

The Cross Bay Ferry will be running a special event schedule on Monday for the MLK Parade. (The ferry does not normally run on Monday and Tuesday)

Street Closures 

The street closures for the MLK day will be as follows:

  •  Bayshore Drive from 5th Avenue South to Central Avenue will be closed at approximately 8 a.m. 
  • 1st Avenue South from Bayshore to 3rd Street will be closed at approximately 8 a.m. 
  • The rest of the parade route along 1st Avenue South from 3rd Street to 20th Street and 16th Street from 1st Avenue South to 5th Avenue South will be closed at approximately 10:30 a.m. 
  • Traffic will be able to cut across the route until right before the parade starts at approximately 10:45 a.m. 
  • Once the parade begins, 20th Street will be the only north and south road open from the water west. 

 All roads should be open by 3 p.m. Some will be sooner.

Two Grants Available for South St. Pete CRA Businesses

The City of St. Petersburg is launching the 2020 cycle of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) Commercial Matching Grant Program with the release of two place-based opportunities.

This year's place-based opportunities include two grants:
  • Commercial Site Improvement Grant
  • Commercial Building Interior and Tenant Improvement Grant
Deadline to apply: 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.

View the full press release for more information: 


New St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Website

The new St. Petersburg Fire Rescue website is live!

Some things residents can do using the new site:

  • Find the nearest station
  • Sign up to receive a telemedic packet
  • Request information about CPR classes
  • Explore opportunities for Cadet, Firefighter, Paramedic
  • Learn about community programs and initiatives

Visit for more information.

StPete2050 Second Set of Workshops

The city will be hosting its second community workshop series, providing residents with three opportunities to discuss the results of the citywide survey, review trends and alternatives, and explore additional ideas on how to shape the future of St. Pete. City Representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments.

You are an important part of this process and all feedback and suggestions are welcome. We encourage you to share this invitation with your friends, family, and community.

Event Details:

Workshop Option 1
January 29, 2020
6-8 p.m.
Center for Health Equity
2333 34th Street South

Workshop Option 2
February 1, 2020
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Main Library
3745 9th Avenue North

Workshop Option 3
February 4, 2020
6-8 p.m.
Willis S. Johns Recreation Center
6635 Dr Martin L King Jr Street North

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