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.
Royal Palm Market launches TONIGHT at 6pm and runs EVERY Thursday night indefinitely! 🎉😁 Located in the Edge District next to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, this new night market wants to be the Silicon Valley of St Pete. Come enjoy live music, food, shopping, and more! 🎶 🍨👗 See you tonight! 😎
The owners of Mazzaro's Italian Market and Annata are at it again! 😯🐟 Alto Mare Fish Bar will be coming soon to 300 Beach Dr NE #124 (formerly The Infused Tea Company)! We can't wait to DIVE in! 🌊😎 Interior shots courtesy of St Petersburg Foodies @stpetefoodies
Wannemacher Jensen Architects is expanding its downtown headquarters with the construction of a 34,000 square foot mixed-use building adjacent to its current headquarters. 🏗️😃 The proposal calls for a stunning six-story building overlooking Mirror Lake complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and an ultra-modern look. 😎☀️