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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 7 – Historic preservation

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As 2015 winds down we took a look back at the year’s news in St. Petersburg and came up with a list of the top 10 most interesting happenings. Whether the news evoked outrage in a community, excitement, or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of 2015. No. 7 – Historic preservation St. Petersburg is home to several historic neighborhoods: Historic Old Northeast, Historic Kenwood, Old Southeast and others. A debate over how to obtain local historic designation in…

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Alley recycling pickup to start in St. Pete January 25

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St. Pete residents with alley access have known since September they would be able to start taking recycling bins to the alley where trash is collected instead of to the curb sometime in January. But now there’s a more specific date. In a tweet Tuesday, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announced that alley recycling pickup would begin January 25 and that more details would follow. City Council is set to hear a staff report on alley recycling at its meeting…

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St. Pete City Council sort of approves changes to its local historic designation ordinance … at 1:30 a.m.

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St. Pete City Council narrowly approved an effort to make historic designation of local neighborhoods just a little bit easier, but not before hours of public comment and deliberation. Councilmembers approved changing the current threshold to kick off the process to designate a neighborhood a local historic district from 2/3 of all homeowners to 50 percent plus one of all homeowners. Under the current ordinance those owners who choose not to vote are automatically considered no votes. Supporters of the…

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HONNA continues to push back against blue bins despite rollout

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Parts of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood were among the first round of residences to have recycling picked up curbside through St. Pete’s universal curbside recycling program. The Monday morning launch came as leaders in the neighborhood continued to jockey city staff to make changes to the program to better accommodate “traditional” neighborhoods. Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association President Peter Motzenbecker led a press conference in the alley behind his home on Tenth Avenue North in Old Northeast. Motzenbecker’s is…

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St. Pete’s Historic Old Northeast Assn. provides visual proof curbside recycling won’t work

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The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association is distributing a photo showcasing its concerns over curbside recycling. The photo shows an overflowing blue bin parked in front of an otherwise well-manicured home. Trash – not recycling – is spilling from the bin. There’s a greasy pizza box – one of several items listed on the City of St. Pete’s website and in instructional materials distributed along with the bins as a recycling no-no. There also seems to be plastic bags, another…

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Historic Old Northeast to St. Pete: Yes to recycling; no to curbside

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Leaders of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association are continuing to push back against the city over curbside recycling. In its latest plea, the organization send the message to City Hall that they are a “yes” for recycling, but a “no” for curbside pickup. As residents in some parts of the city gear up for the first round of recycling pickup next week, HONNA is still concerned for 40 percent of the city’s homes that fall within traditional neighborhoods that…

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SP Preservation’s Summer walking tour

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Come join St. Petersburg Preservation for its next summer evening historic walking tour on Tuesday, July 14, leaving from the historic Detroit Hotel at the NW corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street at 6:00 P.M. The tour should end at approximately 8:15 P.M., leaving time to enjoy sunset with a cool drink or perhaps a gelato at a downtown business. The tour will include sections from both our popular “Original” Downtown Historic Tour as well as our newest tour,…

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