The city invites community feedback on Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment proposals

Responses are accepted online via the city’s website and in person at the Jan. 4 community presentation and six feedback pop-up locations.

ST. PETERSBURG — The community is invited to give feedback on the four proposals submitted for the Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment Project. The proposers include 50 Plus One, Hines & Tampa Bay Rays, Restoration Associates and Sugar Hill Community Partners.

Submissions by individuals, organizations, and businesses will be considered by Mayor Ken Welch, who will select the developer by the end of January. Responses from the public will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 23.

The community is also invited to hear from the four proposers at a community presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; first-come, first-served seating will be available.

A virtual option will be made possible via Zoom. Registration is highly encouraged for in-person attendance and required for virtual participation. Click here to register

Feedback on the proposals can be submitted in the following ways:

ONLINE. Please submit feedback on proposals through an online form on the city’s website at The form will be available now through Jan. 23.

IN PERSON. Please visit a Feedback Pop-Up at any of the following six city facilities from Jan. 5 to Jan. 23. Proposal summaries and renderings will be available for review. Feedback can be submitted online via the city’s website.

  1. Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S
  2. Childs Park Recreation & Fitness Center, 4301 13th Ave. S
  3. J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N
  4. South Branch Library, 2300 Roy Hannah Drive S
  5. Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S
  6. North Branch Library, 861 70th Ave. N

About the Historic Gas Plant Development District

Nearly 40 years ago, members of the historic Gas Plant community were displaced by the ultimately successful pursuit of Major League Baseball and the eventual construction of what is now Tropicana Field.

While the move brought our city the Tampa Bay Rays, then known as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, residents and businesses were forced to relocate with the promise of jobs, opportunity and equitable development, which did not materialize.

Through this current RFP process, the city can fulfill those unrealized promises and bring to St. Petersburg new attainable housing, equitable business opportunities, office space, meeting space, open space and overall equitable and impactful economic development that benefits all. For more information, visit

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