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Downtown Waterfront Master Plan


The City of St. Petersburg, through the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan, envisions a continued legacy of preserved and enhanced open space that is inclusive and offers opportunities for all. It is our understanding and belief that the unrivaled, vibrant and diverse array of community assets stretching from the Coffee Pot to the Pier, and the Pier to Lassing Park working together, will afford greater economic and ecological resiliency for future generations. As a community we seek to be a national model for waterfront stewardship, acknowledging that “we are all connected by water” and that solutions to social, environmental and physical places are best solved by a common understanding that “your issue is my issue”. As such our master plan is guided by the following overarching community themes, the five dimensions of the waterfront: 

  • Stewardship of the Waterfront Environment 
    Developing a sustainable relationship between the natural and built environments 
  • Enhancing the Experience of the Water 
    Expanding St. Petersburg as a waterfront destination for boaters and non-boaters   
  • An Active Waterfront Parks System 
    Diversifying the activities of the waterfront to meet a growing community’s needs  
  • Economically Vibrant Downtown Places 
    Leveraging the economic potential of in-water and upland areas along the water’s edge 
  • A Connected, Accessible Downtown + Waterfront
    Creating continuous linkages, service oriented parking + transit, and increased public access to the waterfront


Final Document & Public Presentation


Supporting Documents



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