St. Petersburg City Council members have gotten their first official look at a plan for Deuces Rising, a redevelopment along 22nd Street South.
The plan includes about 26 townhomes and 28,500 square feet of commercial space on about 2.8 acres between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue South, west of 22nd Street South, on a site that formerly was referred to as Commerce Park.
With Covid-19 cases continuing to skyrocket statewide, Mayor Rick Kriseman, along with four South Florida mayors, urged Governor Ron DeSantis to change his approach to managing the pandemic and outlined suggestions for bringing it under control before more lives are lost and more economic damage is done.
“It has become pretty clear that what Florida is doing isn’t working,” Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber said at a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon. “Florida’s approach to managing this pandemic is failing pretty horribly.”
Political junkies may have noticed that a lot of Republican candidates in 2020 declined to participate in public forums, from Tiger Bay to Chamber of Commerce forums.
Our latest Guest on Political Party with Adam Smith, prominent Tampa Bay-based Republican consultant Anthony Pedicini, says the reason is simple: Too risky.