Why is inclusivity important? What role does it play in St Pete 2.0? Equality Florida‘s Nadine Smith has been working at the forefront of LGBTQ initiatives. She stops by the Catalyst studio to share her wisdom and her vision for how St Pete can be a place where everyone is included and valued – and why that prospect is a necessity for us to move to the next tier as a city.
Mayor Rick Kriseman will cut the ribbon on the St. Petersburg Regional Skatepark at 11 a.m. Saturday. Located in the Campbell Park neighborhood, in the shadow of Tropicana Field, it’s the largest and most advanced skateboard facility in the county – and, according to the City, at 28,000 square feet, it’s very nearly the biggest such public facility in Florida.
The acreage, said Habitat CEO Michael Sutton, was brought to the nonprofit through one of its local realtor partners. “We’re typically looking for family lots, because there’s not a lot of build-able large parcels in our county,” he explained. “So we typically know everything that’s available.”
The undeveloped land is located at the northeast corner of 68th Street and 62nd Avenue North. “The owner was looking to sell the property,” Sutton said. “I think he received seven to eight offers, and he really liked the mission of Habitat and wanted to partner with us on this.”
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