When St. Petersburg City Council member Brandi Gabbard got her first look at a term sheet for the EDGE Central project, the planned $70 million mixed-use development that will replace the former police headquarters at 1300 1st Ave. N., one of her first questions was, “What happened to the workforce housing?”
St Petersburg City Council has unanimously approved the creation of a Neighborhood Traditional Mixed Residential (NTM) zoning category, paving the way for “missing middle” housing like duplexes, triplexes and skinny homes to be built in St. Petersburg neighborhoods.
“The point of the Car-Free St. Pete Scavenger Hunt is to help residents break the seal of getting around in their car alone for every trip and provide them with a fun experience of trying a variety of existing transit options instead.”
Beth Shaw began her running career as an athlete and blogger ("The Discombobulated Runner") in 2009. Thanks to a push from a friend-turned-client, Shaw made the jump from blogger to full-time endurance coach in 2015.
One year ago today, our managing editor wrote this piece, about how St. Petersburg could change its zoning laws, allowing duplexes, triplexes and skinny homes to provide "missing middle" affordable housing.
Last night, St. Pete City Council unanimously approved a new zoning category for that exact purpose.