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Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

Since its earliest days as a growing fishing village on Florida's west coast in the late 1800s, a pier has been the centerpiece of St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. Now, as the city transforms into a vibrant downtown mecca, the historic St. Petersburg Pier will undergo a full renovation into the city's go-to hot-spot for the next generation of St. Petersburg residents.

The City of St. Petersburg has engaged two design teams to create a new Pier District, which connects the city's downtown core to its waterfront with an active, connected and coordinated sequence of facilities and venues. The Pier District encompasses two projects: The Pier and the Pier Approach.

Coming soon to the St. Petersburg Pier District:

Pier Head: Restaurant, Cafe and Observation Deck

Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

The classic observation point from the Pier will remain at the same vista, offering many of the stunning views of downtown St. Petersburg and the waterfront as years past. The Great Lawn - a large sloping lawn - rises to meet an area called The Porch on the Pier head with a covered indoor/outdoor cafe and views back to the city.

An air-conditioned and glass-encased restaurant on the third floor will have panoramic vistas and the top floor is an overlook with covered, shaded space to enjoy the views. A space for a cafe or bar is also located on this floor. Each level of the pier head will have a lobby and restrooms. The covered tram will stop on the Pier head's east side, near the fishing deck and bait shop.

Lawn Bowl and Event Plaza

Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

The Lawn Bowl provides impressive views of the city and surrounding marinas, and the gentle ADA-compliant slope is perfect for outdoor games, events and activities. The Lawn Bowl and event plaza can accommodate more than 3,000 people for special events, including concerts, fireworks and festivals. Or, it can simply be a place to relax on Tampa Bay.

Market

The Downtown Waterfront Master Plan recommended a market square in the Approach and placed it on the eastern edge, near Spa Beach. After discussions with the community and market planning experts, the design team is moving the market closer to Bay Shore Drive. This location creates an activity link between Beach Drive and the Pier and encourages movement.

Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

ONE St. Petersburg

Located just outside of the proposed Pier District will be the innovative ONE St. Petersburg. Towering 41 stories above the downtown skyline, ONE St. Petersburg's landmark architecture, luxury tower residences, premier hotel, and array of world-class shopping, dining and amenities make it the new center of attention in this vibrant cityscape.

Why Everyone is Buzzing About the New St. Petersburg Pier?

For more information on the inspiring ONE St. Petersburg visit the Sales Gallery at 330 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg or call 727.240.3840. To view the floorplans, CLICK HERE.