Commercial Corridors & SunRunner Corridor/Station Areas

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Proposed changes to Commercial & sunrunner corridor station areas

Project Overview

The City of St. Petersburg is initiating amendments to the Comprehensive Plan text, Land Development Regulations (LDRs), and Official Zoning Map in order to implement the SunRunner Rising Development Study, which focuses on best practices for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) near and around SunRunner station areas necessary to support the continued success of this valuable community resource. The Study was a joint effort between the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), and Forward Pinellas intended to assist the cities of St. Petersburg, South Pasadena, and St. Pete Beach by providing community-supported land use strategies, equitable economic development plans, and programs, and a county-wide framework for TOD in Pinellas County.

The project will also be addressing the City’s Commercial Corridors by considering increases in the allowed density and intensity in our commercial corridor zoning districts: Corridor Commercial Suburban (CCS) and Corridor Commercial Traditional (CCT).

Note: This initiative is limited to commercial and mixed-use categories only and will not include changes to single-family parcels or parcels located within National Register and Local Historic Districts.

Project Applications

  • Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment for Commercial Corridors,  SunRunner Activity Center, and TEC-Local with Special Area Plan
    • Requires hearings before the Community Planning and Preservation Commission (CPPC), City Council, Forward Pinellas, Board of County Commissioners
  • LDR text changes for Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22nd Street South Station
    • Requires hearings before the Development Review Commission (DRC) and City Council
  • LDR text changes for SunRunner and Commercial corridors
                   •  Requires hearings before Development Review Commission (DRC) and City Council
  • Future Land Use Map and Zoning Map Amendment for Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22ndStreet South Station
    • Requires hearings before CPPC, City Council, Forward Pinellas, Board of County Commissioners
  • Zoning Map Amendment for Central Ave Corridor
    • Requires hearings before CPPC and City Council

Ordinance

Draft Ordinance: This draft proposes a Target Employment Center, Local overlay near the 22nd Street South station area and along 22nd Street South to the Interstate 275.

Upcoming Meetings

  • June 6, 2024: June 6, 2024: City Council 1st Public Hearing/Transmittal – Staff Report LDR 2024-03, Staff Report LGCP 2023-01, Staff Report FLUM-67, Presentation
  • July 10, 2024: DRC Public Hearing: Sunrunner and Commercial Corridor LDR text Package
  • July 10, 2024: Forward Pinellas Public Hearing for review and recommendation to the Countywide Planning Board of the Future Land Use Map and  Comprehensive Plan text changes with the LDR text changes
  • August 13, 2024: Countywide Planning Board Public Hearing for the Future Land Use Map and  Comprehensive Plan text changes with the LDR text changes
  • August 15, 2024: City Council 1st Reading: Sunrunner and Commercial Corridor LDR text Package
  • September 5, 2024: City Council Second Reading/Public Hearing Comprehensive Plan text changes; LDR text changes for Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22nd Street S. Station and LDR text changes for Sunrunner and Commercial Corridors and Future Land Use Map/ Zoning Map Amendment Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22nd Street S. Station

Past Meetings

  • June 5, 2024: DRC Workshop: Sunrunner and Commercial Corridor LDR text Package
  • May 14, 2024: May 14, 2024: CPPC Public Hearing (FLUM-67) – Staff Report, Presentation, Video (Starts at 02:50:30)”
  • May 1, 2024: May 1, 2024: DRC Public Hearing (LDR 2024-03) – Staff Report, Presentation, Video (Starts at 00:07:20)”
  • March 6, 2024: DRC Workshop – LDR text changes for Commercial Corridors and Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22nd Street S. Station. The purpose of this workshop is to further discuss the draft proposal for the TEC-local Overlay.
  • January 10, 2024: DRC Workshop / Presentation
  • November 7, 2023: CPPC Public Hearing – Comprehensive Plan text changes; Workshop Zoning Map Amendment for Sunrunner TEC-local Overlay @ 22nd Street S. Station / Presentation 
  • September 14, 2023: City Council’s Housing, Land Use, and Transportation Committee Workshop / Video/ Agenda
  • June 21 & June 28, 2023: SunRunner Urban Station Design Charettes
  • June 13, 2023: CPPC Workshop
  • Dec. 13, 2022: CPPC Information Workshop
  • April 4, 2022: City Council acceptance of the SunRunner Rising Development Study / Video
  • Feb. 24, 2022: Committee of the Whole / VideoPresentation (Starts page 77)

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Britton Wilson, Planner II
Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division
727-551-3542

Derek Kilborn, Manager
Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division
727-893-7872