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Park Once in St. Pete encourages visitors to use parking garages

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St. Pete is launching a six-month pilot program Friday that allows downtown partygoers or sightseers to park in one of two parking garages and then use a shuttle to get from place to place. The idea is to reduce parking congestion along St. Pete streets on weekends when visitors often have to park blocks away from their destination. The program is called Park Once and will run Friday and Saturday nights between 5 and 6 p.m. Users can park in…

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Six teams vying for Pier approach project

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Six design teams have filed paperwork with the city to build features of the downtown waterfront and Pier uplands that would complement Pier Park, including the design team chosen to build the new Pier. ASD, Rogers Partners and Ken Smith Landscape Architect are hoping to add the $20 million Pier approach project to their already sealed $37 million Pier Park project. In an interview earlier this month, architects with the Tampa-based ASD firm said they were vying for the chance…

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