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Meme supporting Blue Pier released to support petition effort

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Tensions continue to rise in the debate surrounding which Pier design will eventually grace the downtown St. Pete waterfront. A group supporting Blue Pier is circulating a meme to go along with a petition launched last week. The meme shows two of the designs. Alma’s narrow, illuminated nighttime tower is at the top of the meme with the question, “tired of big money interests trying to take OUR waterfront?” At the bottom is the brightly colored graphic of Blue Pier…

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Another bump in the road for the Pier process

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A petition is circulating on change.org in support of one of the pier designs eliminated last week by the Pier Selection Committee. St. Pete resident Ryan Mitchell launched the petition Friday in support of Blue Pier. “We believe that since Blue Pier requires the lowest subsidy, it positions itself as a leading design amongst the finalists,” the petition reads. “We believe that Blue Pier will succeed because it doesn’t waste usable, activated space with traffic lanes and parking spaces such…

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New poll on St. Pete Pier finds strong support for ‘Destination St. Pete Pier’

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A new St. Pete Polls survey finds that “Destination St. Pete Pier,” is the popular favorite among the citizenry, matching up with the same results that the St. Pete Design Group found earlier this month. The survey was released Friday morning, at exactly the same time that the Pier Selection Committee was meeting to rank its top choices among the seven design teams and concepts. The designs will be ranked in a first-, second-, third-place order. The St. Pete Poll survey…

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Looks like the Times really doesn’t like Destination St. Pete Pier

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The Tampa Bay Times is not siding with St. Pete residents on its choice for a new pier. During recent online voting that concluded earlier this week, Destination St. Pete Pier, the design most resembling the current inverted pyramid, emerged as a clear leader among residents. Of nearly 10,000 residents who participated, more than 6,000 of them selected that design as a favorite. The Times chose three designs that would “hold the most potential” and Destination St. Pete Pier is…

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Locally inspired Destination St. Pete Pier emerges as frontrunner for new Pier

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There’s a clear winner among the public for a new St. Pete Pier. With more than 10,000 votes, Destination St. Pete Pier by the St. Pete Design Group has emerged as an early front-runner for a redesigned waterfront icon. The Destination St. Pete Pier redesigns the current inverted pyramid. Among the seven finalists shortlisted to complete the project, the St. Pete Design group’s design closest resembles the current inverted pyramid. In all, nearly 17,000 votes were cast in the non-binding…

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