St. Petersburg, Florida – The city is in the process of creating a master plan for its waterfront, but will not do so alone.

City leaders are holding a series of meetings across the county and will take public input from residents.

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The first meeting was held on Wednesday evening at the Hilton on First Street South and dozens of people packed the Grand Ballroom to offer their input on what should be done along the popular stretch.

"I was really excited to find out that the city wanted to get the input from the community," said St. Petersburg native Mark Ellis. ""They're really saying listen. ... It's the people's project. We really going to get all this input in and really get a nice master plan."

Those who attended got a chance to hear from the consulting team that is in charge of putting together the plan for the city. They also had a chance to write down their own ideas and submit them to the team for consideration.

St. Pete officials want to know what residents want in their waterfront.

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