Downtown St. Petersburg Walking Tour

APA Florida Chapter, Suncoast Section


Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. EST

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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This walking tour highlighted current development projects occurring in the downtown core, discussing various historic preservation and design issues and the City’s processes for development.



The tour started at the Pier, which was recently demolished and went through a unique process involving the public to select the new design. Then the group walked westward through the downtown core discussing projects along the way such as the “First Block St. Pete” redevelopment proposal and the limitations as well as incentives for development in the downtown district. The tour continued westward along Central Avenue through the 500- and 600-block revitalization, with discussion regarding the utilization of block grants for the resurgent 600-block Arts District.


Derek Kilborn

Derek Kilborn Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division Manager Derek is the manager of the Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division of the Planning and Economic Development Department for the City of St. Petersburg. He has been with the City for over 15 years, and was with the City of ... Read More

Elizabeth Abernathy

Elizabeth Abernathy, AICP Liz has been with The City of St. Petersburg since 2014 as the Chief Zoning Official, responsible for directing the City’s development, redevelopment, and urban design activities. She oversees nine employees and is responsible for the Development Review Commission--planning, coordinating, and implementing development review for residential ... Read More

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