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Pier Park criticism is reminiscent of 2013 Lens saga

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Supporters of Destination St. Pete Pier are gearing up for a fight Thursday as the City Council prepares to approve another design, Pier Park, instead of their favorite. Last month, the Pier Selection Committee ranked Destination St. Pete Pier behind Pier Park in its final ranking, even though a series of public surveys showed broad support for Destination. Since that vote, frustration has spiraled into outrage with a flurry of attacks on both the Pier Park design and the city’s…

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‘Vote on the Pier’ group announces petition to amend City Charter

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It appears there is already a petition circulating to put a referendum pertaining to St. Pete’s Pier on a ballot for voters. The petition, unlike the 2013 referendum that killed the Lens, would instead amend the city’s charter. In a petition posted on the Vote on the Pier Facebook page, the group wrote that Tom Lambdon, the man behind the Lens push, has started the petition drive to “amend [the city’s] Municipal Charter to provide additional protection for the city’s…

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Pier supporter Ed Montanari celebrates kicking the Pier can down the Pier road

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The road to a new Pier may have just gotten a little longer. After a 12-hour meeting Friday, the Pier committee kicked the can down the road by postponing its final decision on a design ranking and instead shortlisting three final plans. After a series of straw votes the team had Alfonso Architects’ the Alma ranked at the top of its list followed by Pier Park and then Destination St. Pete. That was a problem. Dozens of people rushed the…

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Alternative Pier survey sent to 10,000 voters today

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St. Pete Polls sent out its own Pier survey today to 10,000 registered voters. The survey was emailed with a link voters could click to complete the survey. The survey asks voters if they approve, disapprove or are unsure of each of the seven designs on the table to replace or renovate the city’s current, aged inverted pyramid. On each page voters are presented with 4 photos of each design and a short video presentation showcasing features. After going through…

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