Town of St. Petersburg Receives 4 Proposals in Reaction to Historic Gas Plant District RFP

Metropolis of St. Petersburg Receives 4 Proposals in Reaction to Historic Gas Plant District RFP

Proposals Received from 50 Additionally 1 Sports, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates, and Sugar Hill Local community Partners

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 2, 2022) – The Town of St. Petersburg has received four proposals in reaction to the Historic Gasoline Plant District Ask for for Proposals (RFP). 50 Furthermore 1 Sports, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates, and Sugar Hill Neighborhood Associates submitted proposals for the enhancement of the portion of the Historic Gasoline Plant District at the moment household to Tropicana Subject, and affiliated parking totaling approximately 86 acres. All proposers satisfied the 10:00 a.m. deadline of Friday, December 2.

“We commend 50 In addition 1 Sports activities, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates, and Sugar Hill Group Associates for their diligent endeavours to submit proposals that will fuel inclusive progress and equitable growth for future generations who will reside, stop by and do enterprise in our city,” mentioned St. Petersburg Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. “We will critique the proposers’ programs with a eager eye on their interpretation of economical and workforce housing place of work and assembly room arts and culture study, innovation, and instruction recreation open up house, healthier and sustainable improvement and intentional fairness. We look forward to engaging the local community as we identify the long term of this historically and economically important element of St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay Region.”

The RFP, which was issued on August 26, known as for more emphasis on equitable redevelopment, a 17.3-acre carve out for a baseball stadium, unique necessities for cost-effective and workforce housing and new particulars that answer to present-day economic and societal circumstances and community sentiment. All proposals will be posted on the City’s website just after an expeditious assessment by City staff members to make certain that just about every proposal is ADA compliant.

The assortment approach will also consist of a Community Presentation on January 4, 2023, at the Coliseum. There, the general public will be invited to hear each individual proposer give an overview of their respective designs. A remaining determination will be declared by Mayor Welch at his very first State of the Town address slated for the finish of January 2023.

About the Historic Gas Plant District
Virtually forty a long time ago, customers of the Historic Gasoline Plant local community had been displaced by the in the end thriving pursuit of Major League Baseball and eventual development of what is now Tropicana Subject. When the transfer brought our city the Tampa Bay Rays, then identified as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, residents and corporations ended up compelled to relocate with the guarantee of employment, possibility and equitable growth which did not materialize. Via this present-day RFP course of action, the City has the possibility to satisfy all those unrealized guarantees and deliver to St. Petersburg new attainable housing, equitable business enterprise options, office environment area, assembly room, open up place and all round equitable and impactful financial progress that added benefits all.