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First Pier workshop scheduled as presidential preference primary polls close

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The first public workshop to discuss the Pier Approach is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at USF St. Pete in the Student Center Ballroom. There will not be a formal presentation by the design team, W-Architecture and the local firm Wannemacher-Jensen, but the team will provide a quick overview of initial concepts. From there the team wants to hear from residents. The time was set later than most workshops to allow voters to get to the polls…

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Meet Vince Lee: New St. Pete Pier project designer

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The inverted pyramid that stood as an icon representing St. Pete’s downtown waterfront since the 1970s is gone, but plans to build its successor are surging forward. As the city continues to take steps finalizing the design phase of the new St. Pete Pier, the design team is introducing themselves to residents one video at a time. A video released Monday shows an excited Vince Lee, a project designer with Rogers Partners, touting the space as a way to further…

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St. Pete photographer memorializes beginning stages of Pier demolition

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St. Pete photographer Joey Vadder put together a short video documenting the St. Pete Pier demolitions so far and you have to see it. Even if you’re a Pier Park supporter, it’ll bring a tear to your eye. The video shows a close up image of the Pier behind the sealed off fences. The structure is shown still mostly intact with piles of ruble from the beginning stages of demolition surrounding it, particularly on the south side of the inverted…

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Jamie Bennett’s policy ideas were Peter Schorsch’s

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City Council member Jamie Bennett has never been known as a policy wonk. But as a mayoral candidate, he seemed to have fresh ideas about what to do with the downtown waterfront, Pier and Tropicana Field. Turns out, those weren’t his ideas. Former campaign manager Peter Schorsch said he suggested that Bennett add a splash pad and conference center at the Pier, embrace a referendum to protect the downtown waterfront and keep the Tampa Bay Rays’ stadium in St. Petersburg.…

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