Melrose-Mercy Neighborhood Plan

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Melrose-Mercy Neighborhood Plan

Project Overview

The South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) was established in 2014. The 4,777-acre South St. Petersburg CRA is the largest in the City and the area encompasses or borders over 20 of the City’s Neighborhoods. In the early 2000s, Neighborhood Plans were developed for many of the City’s organized neighborhoods, including some of those located within the existing boundary of the South St. Petersburg CRA. The entire area and individual neighborhoods have experienced significant change over the past twenty years.

The Neighborhood Planning Program (NPP) was developed in 2022 to support eligible neighborhoods within the South St. Petersburg CRA in planning and revitalization activities that can “reduce blight, improve public infrastructure, increase amenities and services, expand neighborhood organizational capacity and engagement, and strengthen neighborhood image and identity.” The Melrose-Mercy Neighborhood Plan Update will be a community-driven Plan focused on Neighborhood preservation and revitalization. 


September 13, 2023 – Project kick-off meeting with City Staff

December 9, 2023 – Neighborhood Expo: Community Engagement Event, Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Location: Playlot #3, 18th St. and Patton Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

April 11, 2024 – Public Workshop from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the SPC GED Adult Education Center  Location: 1048 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

TBD – Creation of a Capital Projects and Programs Priority List

TBD – Strategic Framework and Action Plan

TBD – Conceptual Master Plan Update

TBD – Presentation to the Citizen Advisory Committee, Community Planning and Preservation Commission, and Housing and Land Use Transportation Committee

Make Your Voice Heard!

We want to hear from you! Provide your feedback in our interactive map and the Melrose-Mercy Neighborhood Survey.

Melrose-Mercy Neighborhood Plan Community Engagement