City releases RFP for Tangerine Plaza development site


ST. PETERSBURG – As the city continues to invest in south St. Petersburg, a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Tangerine Plaza development site is underway.

The city invites developers, end-users and interested parties to submit proposals to lease and develop the city-owned property at 1794 22nd St. S, located within the south St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA).

“I am pleased we are moving ahead with the next steps for Tangerine Plaza, and I look forward to the responses we get from this Request for Proposals,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I hope anyone interested in this important parcel of land will submit a proposal for our review. I want to thank my economic development and urban affairs teams for their work in getting this done.”

Proposals must be delivered not later than 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 to City of St. Petersburg, Real Estate and Property Management, Municipal Services Center, One Fourth St. N – Ninth Floor, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Proposals received after the specified time and date for any reason will NOT be considered.

For parties interested in responding to the RFP, a Walk-Through of a portion of the Tangerine Plaza premises will be held on-site Wednesday, May 9, at 10 a.m.

The St. Petersburg Greenhouse is offering expanded technical assistance related to RFPs and government contracting opportunities that will include:

  • New training workshop – Preparing for Your RFP will be offered Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at The Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N. Register online at or call 727-893-7146.

  • Specific, individualized and confidential one-on-one business consultation and mentorship opportunities scheduled throughout May and June with government contracting experts. The first two sessions are being offered on Wednesdays, May 23 and May 30 from 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. each day. Appointments can be made by calling The Greenhouse, at 727-893-7146.

RFP_Tangerine Plaza, CRAThe workshop, consultations and mentoring are offered in collaboration with Greenhouse partners: the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pinellas County and Pinellas County SCORE. Additional dates for technical assistance will be offered.

More details about these resources and assistance can be found at and through Greenhouse social media channels. Additional Greenhouse programming, technical assistance and liaison services are immediately accessible.

Additional information is included in the Request For Proposal document which can be obtained by visiting and following the appropriate link under “Requests for Proposals / Solicitations.”

Background on the Tangerine Plaza Site

In 2017, city officials began considering redevelopment and re-use options for Tangerine Plaza after a second major grocery store closed and the signature shopping plaza was conveyed to the city.

After implementing a pilot designed to shuttle residents to alternative grocery stores, convening several community conversations and completing a market analysis, the city is ready to take the next steps to find a sustainable business for the 47,000 square-foot space.

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