ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WTSP) -- The city of St. Petersburg is now within months of breaking ground on its $50 million pier project, with the $20 million pier not far behind, and city leaders will hold community meetings throughout the week to share updates on the project's status.
"We really want the public to stay engaged [and] to stay excited about the project that’s going to be a tremendous amount of work," said St. Pete city architect Raul Quintana.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at multiple community centers throughout the city, project leaders along with the design team will be on-hand to unveil the newest renderings, answer questions and take input from residents.
Quintana said the last stages of demolition of the old pier are a few months behind, but this will not keep the project from being completed by its 2018 deadline.
"Starting next year, we’ll start to see this really coming out of the ground. But for now, I just want the community to understand there’s a lot going on behind the scenes, and we’re working real hard to make sure that it does meet all the goals of this community.”
This week's meetings will take place at the following times and locations:
Tuesday, September 13:
Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Wednesday, September 14:
J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
Tuesday, September 20:
Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg
For more information about pier features and to see the latest renderings, click here.
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