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Saturday, August 9, 2014
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has appointed a seven-person team to help select the designer for a new or renovated pier.
The committee will rank the top three designs based on the city's criteria and public response, the Tampa Bay Times writes. Designs for the $46 million project are expected to feature amenities including observation areas, places to eat, fishing, and walking paths.
Michael Connors, St. Petersburg public works administrator
James Jackson Jr., architect for the city of TampaBob Jeffrey, historic-preservation specialist and former assistant director of development services for the city of St. PetersburgMelanie Lenz, vice president of development for the Tampa Bay RaysMichael G. Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic Development Department
Gary Mitchum, associate dean of the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and an expert on sea level riseKai Warren, preservation activist and former president of the Historic Roser Park neighborhood
The Pier was closed in May 2013, displacing dozens of local businesses.News, Sales & Events
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