St. Petersburg officials have ruled out two proposals to redevelop the downtown Municipal Services Center and are moving forward with discussions with two other potential developers.
The city will continue to talk with The Allen Morris Company in Coral Gables, as well as with a joint venture between two local firms, Third Lake Partners and Echelon LLC. Each of those plans calls for constructing a new Municipal Services Center on vacant city-owned land on 2nd Avenue North, near City Hall, and replacing the existing Municipal Services Center at Central Avenue and 4th Street with a mixed-use project.
It didn’t take Clara Reynolds long to realize the dramatic impact Covid-19 would have on the community's mental health. The proof was right there in the numbers.
At The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, where Reynolds serves as president and CEO, calls to the 2-1-1 emergency line started trickling in at the end of February from people concerned about the virus. That week, there were 14. Two weeks later, the trickle had turned into a flood with more than 400 people calling in. They spoke of financial concerns over lost jobs. Fear for the health of their families. Feelings of despair and hopelessness.
Thursday on The Catalyst Sessions, the half hour was devoted to singer/songwriter Ed Woltil, who’s been crafting some of most exquisite pop music in the bay area for something like 40 years.
A founding (and quite key) member of the much-loved bands Mad For Electra and the Ditchflowers, Woltil is also one of the Florida Bjorkestra’s secret weapons (they have several) and a man who makes a hummable, singable and infinitely unforgettable album when he’s in the mood.
The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area held its first Thursday Nights With The League virtual form September 3 featuring a discussion with the candidates seeking election to the Pinellas County School Board for District 1 and District 7.