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Aaron Bryce is Florida Statewide Coordinator for the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College, a St. Petersburg native and a St. Petersburg booster. In nominating Bryce as an Influencer, Jerick Johnson had this to say: "With his...

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"Just what we need, another generic, out of context, modern monstrosity, dumped in the city’s historic fresh water source neighborhood. The brilliant architectural drawing even shows this at “Seventh Street and First streets.“ Know your history!! Where is the leadership on this at City Hall?"
"These are some of the worst proposals I have seen in my career. Based on the proposals, the city will end up spending all the money on infrastructure and most of the money on parking without any commitment to the development other than the ballpark. The Rays and the other proposers, mitigate all their risk and shift it to the city. Midtown, compared to the Rays, was responsible for infrastructure costs beyond the dedicated $75 million TIF, had all the parking paid for, had a first phase commitment of 300,000 sf of retail and office development, paid for the land upfront and was delivering a lot more affordable housing on site and had a clearer, better defined CBA. The city would be wise to negotiate a deal upfront with the Rays (city doesn't even know if they will follow through if selected) and/or Sugar Hill before they select anyone. Otherwise, the city will be paying double or triple for the development (vs. Midtown proposal) of the site prior to even finalizing how much they pay for the stadium. The Rays have the city right where they want them. This will be written about for a very long time on how not to do a transformational project."

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