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Mitch Perry Report for 12.15.16 — Pier politics, part VIII

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St. Pete City Council members are scheduled to receive a report on the progress of the St. Petersburg Pier at City Hall this morning. Architects from ASD Architects, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers, representing the Pier and W Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Wannemacher Jensen Architects, representing the Pier Approach will present updated renderings of the new Pier. According to a news release, City staff will report on timing, budget and next steps. Not covering St. Petersburg on a regular basis these days, I…

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First Pier Approach public workshop scheduled for same day as Presidential Preference Primary

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It’s been a while since much has happened in the Pier debacle. The inverted pyramid has been gone for months and design teams and the city are working behind the scenes to finalize details on the new Pier. Those designers are about to come out from behind the curtain. On March 15th, the team working on the Pier Approach – not the Pier itself – will meet with members of the public to discuss that portion of the project. The…

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St. Pete City Council finalizes W-Architecture for Pier Approach design

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St. Pete City Council unanimously approved W-Architecture to lead design and construction administration services for the Pier Approach project. The vote allocates $500,000 from the Downtown Redevelopment District Fund into the General Capital Improvement Fund to pay for concept design services and other project costs. The total cost for the initial design phase is not to exceed $318,030, however. The amount will come out of the $20 million budget set aside for the Pier Approach project. W-Architecture along with the…

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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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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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