ST. PETERSBURG — When the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at the Mahaffey Theater in January, one of the sponsors of the gathering, which drew more than 1,200 people, was the St. Pete Design Group.
ST. PETERSBURG — A day after hundreds of residents had voted on seven proposals for a new St. Petersburg pier, erroneous information remained on one of the options on the survey. The misinformation also took the form of an outdated picture when the survey was shared on social media.
ST. PETERSBURG — At the South Branch library, a flier trumpets, "Help Pick Your NEW Pier!"
ST. PETERSBURG — This week marks an important step in the city's protracted journey toward its next pier.
ST. PETERSBURG — Seven design teams are gearing up to make their pitches for a chance to fashion the city's next Pier, the seventh since 1889.
Pier design teams to present concepts
ST. PETERSBURG — A pier committee was set to decide Friday which of eight concepts submitted by design teams from St. Petersburg and beyond Tampa Bay would continue to the next phase in the quest to restore the city's more than century-old downtown tradition.
ST. PETERSBURG — When the creators of the Pier design eventually spurned by voters suggested a pristine underwater garden as the project's centerpiece, environmentalists howled.
ST. PETERSBURG — The city has released a report analyzing the feasibility of the eight concepts proposed for a new or renovated pier.
A critical finding concerns the budget.
ST. PETERSBURG — The last time the city tried to revive the Pier, the process became a morass of accusations, petitions, lawsuits and, some would add, misinformation.
In these historical photos, you'll see that the Pier has generated its share of hand-wringing over what to do about the aging structure.
Look through our gallery of renderings provided by the architectural firm that won the design competition for the new pier. Some of the planned features have since been modified.