RFP: Private redeveloper wanted to revitalize a downtown city-owned block (Florida)

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida (“City”) is inviting proposals from private developers or any persons interested (collectively “Proposer”) in undertaking the acquisition and redevelopment of the City-owned property (“Proposal”) located approximately at 1300 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 (“Property”).

The Property lies within the rapidly revitalizing EDGE District (“District”) (http://www.edgedistrict.org) in the western part of downtown and is anchored by a Florida Main Street organization that plans, promotes, and advocates an eclectic, vibrant community while preserving its unique character.

The organization follows the nationally recognized Main Street approach which employs a full-time executive director with volunteer committees concentrating on design, promotions, economic vitality and organization issues.

In the past few years the District has seen a major increase in development activity including renovations and new construction of urban residential and retail and restaurant uses.

The EDGE District Improvement Plan (“EDGE Plan”) was developed in 2016 and adopted in early 2017 to guide future improvements in the District.

Recommendations include delineation of District boundaries, providing additional public parking, improving Central Avenue streetscape, enhancing Booker Creek, creating additional public gathering spaces and improving Baum Avenue.

Baum Avenue terminates at the current police station site and is planned to be improved as a “festival” street, closing for special events.

RFP issued: January 7, 2019
Proposals due: May 10, 2019

See full RFP (PDF).

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