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St. Pete City Council approves W-Architecture as top-ranked team to develop $20 million Pier uplands

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St. Pete City Council approved the final ranking of design teams bidding to undertake the city’s Pier approach project. W-Architecture tops that list and can now enter into negotiations for the $20 million project. The uplands project is part of the city’s Comprehensive Waterfront Master Plan approved earlier this year. It’s expected to serve as a grand entryway to the Pier connecting the Pier Park design to downtown’s Bayshore and Beach Boulevards. The team, which includes Destination St. Pete Pier…

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Complaints about Pier Park already rolling in

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Watch out St. Pete, the pitchforks are coming. While there is no doubting there will be any number of arguments laid out before city leaders and residents about why building the latest approved design for a new pier is a bad idea, there’s already some garbage poking off the bottom of those yard tools. Ladies and gentlemen, complaint number one is the lack of two types of businesses on the Pier Park design team. During the Request for Qualification period,…

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Most popular St. Pete Pier design hasn’t been playing by the rules

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The Destination St. Pete Pier design by the St. Pete Design Group should be in hot water over a little self-promoting, but it doesn’t look like they are. The group finished first out of seven possible designs for a new St. Pete pier and it wasn’t even close. They had thousands of more votes than their closest competition. However, there’s some question as to whether or not the design team played by the rules. Florida Politics obtained a screen shot from a…

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