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.
Blue Lotus Condos, a 19-story residential tower, has been proposed to replace Bezu, a long beleaguered project that fought intense resistance earlier this year. 👊💥 Located at 100 4th Avenue North in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. What are your thoughts on this project? 🤔
Valhalla Bakery is now OPEN at 1113 Central Avenue! 🙌😁 Located inside Baum Avenue Market, Valhalla offers cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, tarts, pies, scones, and more. 🍰🍪 Their only other location is in Orlando, where they’ve won Best Bakery TWICE! 🏆 Oh and everything is 100% vegan, but we promise you would’ve never known if we hadn’t told you! 😉 — Full article posted to StPeteRising.com ☀️
BREAKING❗️We've just received info on a new 21-story residential tower proposed for Downtown St. Pete! While not on Central Avenue, this development is situated just a few blocks from the buzz of downtown and the serenity of Mirror Lake. ☀️ What do you guys think of this new project? 👍👎🤷♂️