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St. Petersburg to create downtown waterfront master plan

The city of St. Petersburg plans to create a downtown waterfront master plan for the area stretching from Coffee Pot Park south to Poynter Park.

The planning area includes 16 separate parks and all of the facilities and venues in it such as Albert Whitted Airport, Demens Landing Marina, Bayboro Harbor, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Port of St. Petersburg, the Museum of History and the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, according to a written statement.

The process begins Sept. 9 with a public input meeting at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Student Activity Center.

The city and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce have enlisted the help of the Urban Land Institute to create the plan. The ULI will provide a panel of urban planning and design professionals to help city planners gather public input and offer perspectives for the plan.

The group will be in St. Petersburg from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 and meet with stakeholders, including downtown residents, neighborhood associations, the city’s arts organizations and downtown businesses.

The city intends to use public involvement as a cornerstone of the planning process and has established a website which will include all related documents, schedules and opportunities to submit comments.


Jane Meinhardt
Staff Writer-
Tampa Bay Business Journal


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