City Invites Community Feedback on Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment Proposals 

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City of St. Petersburg Invites Community Feedback on Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment Proposals 

Responses Accepted Online Via City Website and In Person at January 4th Community Presentation and Six Feedback Pop-up Locations 

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 19, 2022) – Starting today, the community is invited to give feedback on the four proposals submitted for the Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment Project. The proposers are 50 Plus One, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates, and Sugar Hill Community Partners. Submissions by individuals, organizations and businesses will be considered by St. Petersburg Mayor Kenneth T. Welch, who will select the developer by the end of January. Responses from the public will be accepted through Monday, January 23, 2023. 

The community is also invited to hear from the four proposers at a Community Presentation on Wednesday, January 4th, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Coliseum (535 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg). Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; first-come, first-served seating will be available. A virtual option will be made possible via Zoom. Registration is highly encouraged for in-person attendance and required for virtual participation: 

Feedback on the proposals can be submitted in the following ways: 

ONLINE. Please submit feedback on proposals through an online form on the City’s website, The form will be available from Dec. 19 to Jan. 23.    

IN PERSON. Please visit a Feedback Pop-Up at any of the following six City facilities from Jan. 5 to Jan. 23. Proposal summaries and renderings will be available for review. 
Feedback can be submitted online via the City's website. 

   1. Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th Street South 

   2. Childs Park Recreation & Fitness Center, 4301 13th Avenue South 

   3. J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North 

   4. South Branch Library, 2300 Roy Hannah Drive South 

   5. Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South 

   6. North Branch Library, 861 70th Avenue North 

About the Historic Gas Plant Development District: 
Nearly 40 years ago, members of the Historic Gas Plant community were displaced by the ultimately successful pursuit of Major League Baseball and eventual construction of what is now Tropicana Field. While the move brought our city the Tampa Bay Rays, then known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, residents and businesses were forced to relocate with the promise of jobs, opportunity and equitable development, which did not materialize. Through this current RFP process, the City has the opportunity to fulfill those unrealized promises and bring to St. Petersburg new attainable housing, equitable business opportunities, office space, meeting space, open space and overall equitable and impactful economic development that benefits all.