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W-Architecture chosen for $20 million Pier uplands project

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After an all day meeting of presentations and debate, a selection committee has chosen W-Architecture to design and facilitate construction of the $20 million Pier uplands projects set to align the new Pier Park with downtown along Beach and Bayshore Drives. W-Architecture called the project the city’s “extraordinary centerpiece.” “The spirit of the waterfront is one of inclusion, and we are committed to honoring this idea in the design process as well as in the final form. We will build…

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Pier Uplands design bidders are down to five — winner to be chosen next week

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A committee convened to short-list proposals for a $20 million project on the Pier Uplands has narrowed the field down to five teams. One team, OT9 Design, was eliminated. The teams are bidding for the chance to provide design and construction administrative services for proposed improvements on the Pier Uplands set to coincide with the new Pier opening. The final teams vying for the chance to oversee the project geared to complement Pier Park and connect it to downtown includes…

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St. Pete City Council to consider Thursday $20 million for Pier uplands

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St. Pete City Council could have another contentious meeting this week as it prepares to approve or deny Mayor Rick Kriseman’s $20 million ask for improvements to the Pier Uplands to complement the Pier Park plan already in the works to replace the iconic inverted pyramid. Changes to the city’s Intown Redevelopment Plan, or IRP, would allocate $20 million toward Pier Uplands improvements, including two restaurant shells near the St. Petersburg Museum of History and where the Pelican parking lot currently…

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St. Pete collecting bids for Pier Park restaurant

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The city of St. Petersburg is searching for a restaurant to occupy space in the proposed Pier Park design. This month the city sent out a 56-page request for proposal for a restaurant and bar to sit at the end of the pier above the deck. The RFP asks for a “nationally or regionally recognized chain restaurant or uniquely branded destination restaurant.” The space is meant for casual dining at fairly affordable prices. The space would be about 7,600 square…

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