Throughout St. Pete’s history, the public pier has always been a waterfront destination. From the “Railroad Pier” to the “Million Dollar Pier” and the famed “Inverted Pyramid”, the history of the pier runs nearly as deep as the city’s.
The most recent iteration of the St. Pete Pier, the Inverted Pyramid, closed its doors to the public for the last time on May 31, 2013. Since then, there has been a long, often controversial, pier replacement process that involved public forums and information sessions, a dramatic citizen referendum, and of course, a lot of emotion.
Now, exactly four years later, St. Pete enters a new chapter in its pier history. On Wednesday—May 31st, 2017—the city officially received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the new St. Pete Pier. This was the final permit needed before construction could begin.
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.
We've just received a new render of Icon Central, a 15-story 368-unit apartment development coming soon at 801 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete! 😍😁☀️ What are your thoughts?
The historic Union Trust Bank building will contribute 15,000 square feet of retail in additional to the 19,000 square feet of retail that will sit below the apartment tower. Official groundbreaking is set for this Wednesday.
BREAKING NEWS‼️ The "World Liquors" block at 1601 Central Ave is getting a huge makeover. This project will turn a largely vacant lot into an activated, walkable stretch along Central Avenue that'll help connect the EDGE District and the Grand Central District. Full story on StPeteRising.com ☀️🙏😄
Pour Taproom opens THIS SATURDAY at 225 2nd Avenue North in Downtown St Pete!🍺🤩 Featuring over 80 self-serve taps! Pay by the ounce, not by the glass. Just pour a few ounces, then try something else. Choose what you like the best 😁 #StPeteRising