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St. Pete Stat Launches

St. Pete Stat, an interactive platform that uses live data to explore the work of the city is now available. It measures performance, demonstrates transparency and encourages accountability.

The launch includes the following tools:
- Project Stat, a tool that looks at all current city development projects
- Performance Stat, a performance measurement tool for city departments
- Open Stat, data inventory that's published for citizens to consume

The initial launch includes data from a small group of city departments. Additional departmental data will be added as its collected. The city also uses St. Pete Stat Map, which tracks city response by location to citizen reports for code enforcement, SeeClickFix, and police calls for service.  Read more

St. Pete's First Regional Skatepark Now Open

The St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark, now open at 600 12th St. S., has features for all levels, including a street course, a snake run, an intermediate and a deep bowl. The 12-foot-deep bowl is the deepest skatepark bowl in Florida and is designed for advanced level skateboarders and BMX riders.   

The skatepark doesn’t just promote fun and new challenges for skateboarders and BMX riders. It also promotes physical fitness, exposes youth to new athletic opportunities and will bring competitions for amateur and professional skateboarders and BMX riders to the St. Pete community.

The $1.25 million project broke ground in June 2017. The 28,000-square foot regional skatepark is located in the Campbell Park neighborhood. 

Learn more about the grand opening events last week, including the Best Trick event, the Skateboard Bowl, and more at: www.StPeteSkateparkAlliance.org .  The St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, City officials, the St. Petersburg Skatepark Alliance and Team Pain joined forces for official grand opening festivities June 2. 

CRA Summer Summit June 19

City officials, along with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area, will host the first annual CRA Summer Summit on Tuesday, June 19 at the Enoch Davis Center Auditorium, 1111 18th Ave. S. The public is invited to attend and provide input. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and will continue until public comment is finished.

The meeting format features an overview of recent redevelopment activities; opportunities for the public to provide suggestions on spending within the CRA and to offer input about how to expand or improve South St. Petersburg CRA grant programs.  

The extensive multi-year initiative encompasses grant funding programs; workforce development and youth training initiatives; urban agriculture; redevelopment of commercial corridors and cultural sites; and affordable housing options. For more information, visit stpete.org/CRA.

In addition, opportunities to comment will be available online after the meeting. 





City Seeks Proposals for Tangerine Plaza by July 2

As the City continues to invest in South St. Petersburg, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Tangerine Plaza development site is now available. The City invites developers, end-users and interested parties to submit proposals to lease and develop the city-owned property at 1794 22nd St. S., located within the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). The RFP is available online at stpete.org/realestate and under "Requests for Proposals / Solicitations.” 

July 2 – Proposals must be delivered no later than 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, to City of St. Petersburg, Real Estate and Property Management, Municipal Services Center, One 4th St. N. – 9th Floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Background on the Tangerine Plaza Site.  In 2017, city officials began considering redevelopment and re-use options for Tangerine Plaza after a second major grocery store closed and the signature shopping plaza was conveyed to the city. After implementing a pilot designed to shuttle residents to alternative grocery stores, convening several community conversations and completing a market analysis, the city is ready to take the next steps to find a sustainable business for the 47,000 SF space.

Progress With St. Pete Pier™

Lease Agreement with Duke Energy, May 17:

St. Petersburg City Council authorized Mayor Kriseman to execute a lease with Duke Energy Florida (DEF) for for a solar photovoltaic (PV) car canopy on a portion of the Pelican Parking lot.

With an estimated cost of no more than $2 million, Duke will pay for and own the system and be responsible for the design, permitting, construction and maintenance for the life of the system.

View the Press Release.

Artist Selection, April 24:

On April 24, three artists were selected to create public art at the new St. Pete Pier™ on Tuesday, April 24, in the Pier Public Art Committee meeting. 

Nick Ervinck – Belgium: TBD Pier Head. Fostering a cross-pollination between the digital and the physical, Nick Ervinck explores the boundaries between various media, including sculpture, 3D prints installation, architecture and design. 

Nathan Mabry – Los Angeles, CA: a coated steel, origami-inspired pelican to be installed in the Entry Plaza area. He is known for sculptures in bright primary colors that often reference modern sculpture of the 20th century as well as diverse cultures and birds significant to the local site. 

Xenobia Bailey, New York City: a tile mosaic on the Spa Beach Pavilion. Bailey translates the vibrant patterns and colors derived from her fiber art, into mosaics for public projects. 

On April 19, City Council voted to approved the following:

  • A resolution accepting the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) proposal in the amount of $15,030,610 submitted by Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Lease agreement for Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, which will be the new restaurant at the south end of the Pier Approach.
  • Earthscape Play Inc. to design, fabricate and oversee the installation of children’s playground equipment.
  • A resolution recognizing a donation of $250,000 from the American Academy of Dermatology for a sun shade structure in the Spa Beach area.
  • An agreement between the City and Sports and Properties, Inc. to provide consulting services related to naming rights for elements within the new Pier.
View the Press Release.

Additional information about the St. Pete Pier™ is available on the Pier website at: newstpetepier.com

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