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Pier workshop moved to April 18




The St. Petersburg Pier workshop scheduled for Thursday has been moved to April 18.

City Council Chairman Karl Nurse has scheduled a public workshop for April 4 so architect Lisa Wannemacher can answer questions about building materials being used on the propsed Lens.

Members of Concerned Citizens of St. Petersburg, a group trying to halt the project, have questioned the decision to use aluminum panels instead of the initially proposed concrete for the canopy of the new structure replacing.

Nurse wants answers before the council votes next month to award several million dollars to Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, the lead designer behind the Lens.

At the urging of Mayor Bill Foster, the meeting was moved in order to have enough staffers available to answer questions, Nurse said.

Still, there’s no guarantee the workshop will take place. The full council needs to approve the matter on April 4.


[Last modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 11:34am]


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