Building Resilience with the City of St. Petersburg
September 27, 2019
ULI Tampa Bay was selected for a ULI Urban Resilience District Council engagement grant. The award recognizes outstanding local, member-initiated projects that help buildings, communities, and cities be more resilient in the face of climate change and its impacts on health, viability, and economic vitality.
ULI Tampa Bay partnered with the City of St. Petersburg to provide technical assistance to deliver innovative recommendations for zoning standards in Coastal High Hazard Areas (CHHA) in the city. This area has recently doubled in size, covering 41% of the City and includes significant areas for economic development.
This project built on findings from the 2016 Realizing Resilience workshop which looked at how to address climate change in a holistic and equitable way.
ULI Tampa Bay convened member expertise and stakeholders through a Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) to create guidelines on design standards to ensure multi-family developments are more resilient to storm surge, mitigate for service and infrastructure needs during and immediately following a major storm events, and enable safe re-occupation following an evacuation or weather event.
- Jim Cloar, Downtown Development Strategies (TAP Chair)
- Chris Ahern, Applied Technology & Management
- Michael Antinelli, Brizaga, Inc
- Leigh Fletcher, Fletcher & Fischer
- Nick Herring, Framework Group
- Manuela Powidayko, City of New York
- Kristine Retetagos, KAST Construction
- Whit Remer, IBHS
- Taryn Sabia, USF School of Architecture & Design
- Jeremy Sharp, City of Norfolk
- Siobhan O’Kane, ULI Director
- Jenna Wylie, ULI Manager