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Optimism and prudence on the road to redevelopment in South St. Pete

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Pinellas County commissioners on Tuesday gave the nod to an ambitious revitilization plan for St. Petersburg’s Southside neighborhood. Roughly 7.5 square miles of concrete jungle, mainly South St. Pete’s — Fourth Street to 49th Street and Second Avenue N to 30th Avenue S — were approved for a Southside Community Redevelopment Plan at the commission’s June 2 meeting. Ultimately, annual property-tax-hike-dollars will go toward kick-starting various privately invested renewal projects throughout the designated area to fight two familiar foes — blight and poverty…

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