Today, St Petersburg is another step closer to having a brand new pier.A public survey opened this morning on the city’s official website encouraging residents over the age of 18 to vote on up to three of their favorite pier designs.Residents will have until March 6th to cast their vote.
City officials are hoping to receive input from 40,000-50,000 residents in the two weeks the poll is open.
Currently, residents can educate themselves on all seven designs by scrolling through concept art, written summaries, a comparison chart, and more.St Pete is also hoping to release short 3-5 minute videos on each design by midweek.
On March 9th, the top three designs chosen by the public will be announced in no specific order. Next, the pier selection committee will rank the top three designs on March 20th.The committee’s top recommendation will need to be approved by Mayor Kriesman and city council before final contracts are signed.
The new St. Pete pier has been talked about for over a decade, and in less than a month we will know what it will look like.The $33 million dollar pier will dramatically transform downtown St Pete’s waterfront for decades to come.Be sure to let us know what your favorite designs are in the comments below.
To vote on up to three of your favorite designs, go to the new St Pete Pier's website.