In 2002, our community completed the Vision 2020 process, culminating in City Council’s adoption of the Vision 2020 formal plan. As 2020 approaches, the time has come to begin a new conversation and develop StPete2050.
StPete2050 is a citywide conversation about the future of our City, focusing primarily on our growth and development. Mayor Rick Kriseman, with the support of the St. Petersburg City Council, prioritizes this opportunity to engage the Sunshine City's residents.
Housing Affordability Initiatives
In response to growing concerns about housing affordability, the City has initiated a housing development and affordability initiative that will include new and improved housing programs and text amendments to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations (LDRs).
- Nov. 15, 2018 - City Council approved the first set of changes, which streamlined the Workforce Housing Bonus procedures by replacing public hearings with an administrative review and approval process. This allows staff to sign off on applications for state-funded affordable housing projects without excessive delays.
- Feb. 2019 - Council approved changes to the fees for zoning reviews, reducing fees for smaller homes (under 1,400 s.f.) and for workforce housing bonus applications.
- Sept. 5, 2019 - Reduced multifamily parking requirements, allows accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on smaller lots and design modifications for affordable homes to reduce cost of construction.
NTM Package Timeline
- Nov. 6, 2019 - DRC Public Hearing
- Nov. 14, 2019 - City Council 1st Reading and Public Hearing
- Dec 12, 2019 - City Council 2nd Reading and Public Hearing
For more information contact Derek Kilborn at: Derek.Kirborn@stpete.org.
The last package relates to our Downtown Center (DC) zoning districts. We will be reviewing the Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR) bonus structure, which includes the workforce housing density bonus, along with the parking requirements and design standards.
DC Package Timeline
- Sept. 26, 2019 - HLUT Workshop
- Oct. 2, 2019 - DRC Public Hearing
- Oct. 17, 2019 - City Council 1st Reading and Public Hearing
- Nov. 14, 2019 - City Council 2nd Reading and Public Hearing
For more information contact Jennifer Bryla at: Jennifer.Bryla@stpete.org.
Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA)
The CHHA map was updated by the State in 2016, resulting in a major expansion of the overall boundary. The new boundary encompasses approximately 41% of the City, or 25 square miles, including areas identified as important for economic development. To address the expanded boundary, the City is proposing to increase resiliency and reduce flood risk within the CHHA by establishing new and higher design standards in the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) for multifamily residential development. The goal is for new construction to be more resilient to storm surge, provide for mitigation for service and infrastructure needs during and immediately following a major storm event, and enable safe re-occupation as quickly as possible following an evacuation. The proposed LDR and Comprehensive Plan changes will provide more flexibility for redevelopment within the CHHA and may allow increases in density and intensity of development.
In support of this effort, the City was awarded a grant from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for technical assistance in developing innovative zoning and development standards to ensure that coastal developments are more resilient to various coastal hazards. The ULI Technical Advisory Committee's final technical memo is available below. Staff presented a progress update to City Council at their July 25th Committee of the Whole meeting, where Council requested staff to return to the October 24th Committee of the Whole with another progress update prior to scheduling public hearings. A stakeholder meeting took place at the Main Public Library on October 15th. Public input and comments from that meeting along with updates to the proposed text amendments were presented to City Council at their October 24th Committee of the Whole. Council directed staff to proceed with scheduling public hearings to implement the proposed changes.
CHHA Package Timeline
- Dec. 10, 2019 - CPPC Public Hearing (Comprehensive Plan amendments)
- Jan. 8, 2019 - DRC Public Hearing (Land Development Regulation amendments)
- Jan. 23, 2020 (tentative) - City Council 1st Reading and Transmittal Public Hearing
For more information contact Britton Wilson at: Britton.Wilson@stpete.org
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