Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Meetings scheduled on transforming Corey Avenue commercial district

ST. PETE BEACH — The public will have its first real chance to participate in planning aimed at transforming the aging Corey Avenue commercial district into what city officials hope will become a "vibrant downtown community."

Residents, business owners and merchants are invited to attend a series of meetings and workshops Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

•5-6 p.m., Tuesday — Overview of the Corey Avenue Enhancement Project and how it relates to the city's Community Redevelopment Area (City Hall Commission Chambers, 155 Corey Ave.).

•8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday — Breakfast Meet and Greet for local merchants, business owners and employees to discuss ideas about the district plan (City Hall Commission Chambers).

•9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday — Community walking tour in the Corey Avenue District for residents, property owners, merchants and other interested community members to identify areas of concern and ideas for improvement (tour begins at City Hall).

•10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday — Community focus group discussion of the proposed downtown couplet traffic plan (second floor conference room, City Hall).

•6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday — Community workshop to explore ideas for improving the Corey Avenue District, the general vision for the area, urban design preferences, gateways and streetscaping (Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive).

•1-2 p.m. Thursday — Community walking tour with the focus on the potential to improve streetscaping, architectural styles, pedestrian circulation and public spaces (tour begins at City Hall).

•5-7 p.m. Thursday — City Commission workshop to discuss results of the week's meetings and community reaction.

•7-8 p.m. Thursday — Community walk through the Corey Avenue District (tour begins at City Hall).

A second set of workshops is tentatively planned for February.

When completed next summer, the Corey Avenue District plan will include conceptual designs that combine community visioning and planning and community input with new ideas developed by the consulting firm, Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

Meetings scheduled on transforming Corey Avenue commercial district 11/15/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 15, 2013 4:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs journal: Kicker Nick Folk has up and downs against Jaguars

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — If the Bucs had hoped for a drama-free night in their kicking game, they'll have to wait another week.

    Bucs kicker Nick Folk celebrates one of his two made field goals against the Jaguars, but he also misses a field goal and has an extra point blocked.
  2. Late night update: Second wave follows Tropical Storm Harvey

    Hurricanes

    UPDATE: At 11 p.m. the National Hurricane Center said a hurricane hunter plane had determined that Tropical Storm Harvey had formed with sustained winds of 40 mph.

    Three tropical waves are expected to strengthen as they move across the Atlantic Ocean. [Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center]
  3. Stealth anti-Jack Latvala group tied to Adam Putnam campaign

    Blogs

    Politico reports:

     A longtime political consultant for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is behind a website calling one of his rivals in the race, state Sen. Jack Latvala, a “liberal.”

  4. Council gives in to pension dispute with St. Pete firefighters

    Local Government

    ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council was forced to consider its first labor dispute in years Thursday when it gave the firefighters union most of the pension enhancements it has long asked for.

    The firefighters’ union won a pension victory at Thursday’s City Council meeting. [SCOTT KEELER    |      TIMES]
  5. Bucs top Jaguars behind strong first half

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE

    There is a reason why the air in Tampa Bay is filled with playoff talk. If Thursday night's 12-8 Bucs preseason win over the Jaguars is any indication, it's also going to be filled with footballs thrown by quarterback Jameis Winston.

    Doug Martin gets the Bucs’ only touchdown  on a 2-yard run, squeaking past linebacker Telvin Smith in the first quarter. He has five carries for 30 yards.