Spanning 86 acres of publicly-owned land nestled in the middle of St. Pete, Florida, with one of the most vibrant and walkable downtowns in the nation, the Tropicana Field site represents a development opportunity unlike any other in the Southeast. The City of St. Petersburg has dedicated a minimum of $75 million for infrastructure development of the site with plans to partner with a development team to create a multi-use city center that reflects the diverse and rich culture of St. Petersburg and adheres to principles developed through community engagement, including Smart Cities, sustainability, and a healthy community.
In the last decade, St. Pete has experienced an exhilarating renaissance. Recognized as one of America's fastest-growing cites and named one of the top places to start and grow a business – St. Pete’s economic indicators strengthen each year. This development opportunity comes on the heels of the completion of the highly anticipated, world-class, $93 million St. Pete Pier project. The Tropicana Field site presents endless possibilities to take this city on the rise to the next level.
Five reasons the Tropicana Field Site in St. Pete, Florida is the Southeast’s largest and most unique development opportunity of the decade:
- 86 acres of publicly owned land in the middle of a bustling city, where economic indicators are booming
- Local city government dedicating $75 million for infrastructure development
- Located in the “Sunshine City”, Opportunity Zone and Tax Increment Financing District
- Strong workforce proposition through population growth and desire of millennials to locate here
- Proximate to St. Pete's higher education hub, the South’s largest marine science center and Florida’s largest financial services cluster
For more information, see St. Pete's economic development webpage.
Request for Proposal
Development Partner Shortlisted Responses
The below four shortlisted firms best represented the criteria contained within the RFP, which represented years of community feedback, ideas, and input. The four firms have a proven track record of executing large, mixed-use developments and will have an opportunity to showcase their vision for the site in the months ahead. To see the full list of responses submitted prior to shortlisting, visit the City's Real Estate webpage.
- Midtown Development
- Portman Holdings, Third Lake Partners
- Sugar Hill Community Partners, JMA Ventures
- Unicorp National Development
There are three ways for residents to provide input regarding the proposals leading up to the final development partner being selected:
- Attend a public meeting. There will be a virtual meeting and two in-person meetings. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks will be required for in-person meetings. Meeting dates are as follows, details to come:
Virtual Meeting: April 5, 2021
In-person Meeting #1: April 7, 2021
In-person Meeting #2: April 8, 2021
- Visit a showroom. There will be immersive showrooms located throughout the city that are equipped with executive summaries of the proposals, renderings, and the ability to leave your input. Details to come.
- Submit a comment online. The below form is available for those who would like to submit their thoughts to the Economic Development team.
Community feedback will be collected until the final ribbon is cut on the Tropicana Field redevelopment. Input collected during this shortlist period will be provided to Mayor Rick Kriseman to inform a final development partner selection later this year.
Tropicana Field Conceptual Master Plan
The City of St. Petersburg and HKS Architects developed a two conceptual master plans for the redevelopment of the 86-acre Tropicana Field Site, one including a baseball stadium and one without, referred to as Scenario One and Scenario Two. The importance of this site to the future of St. Petersburg can't be over-emphasized. It is a once-in-a-generation chance to create new opportunities for growth, economic development, and an enhanced community!
Tropicana Plan Scenario 2
Tropicana Plan Scenario 1
Scenario 1 Outreach Findings
Guidance for Tropicana Field Site Redevelopment Concepts