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St. Pete 2.0: Imagining the new Tropicana Field site [Survey]

Jason Mathis



Tropicana Field
Tropicana Field. File photo.

The St. Petersburg renaissance has been in full swing for more than a decade. We’ve excelled in many areas and struggled in others. In our series St. Pete 2.0, we’re partnering with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership to explore what lies on the other side of our potential – what will it take to move to the “next level” as a city? Through this series, we’ll dig into specific topics with the hope that you, our thoughtful citizens, will share your insight, experience and wisdom. 

The planned redevelopment of the 86-acre Tropicana Field site hit a new milestone in late July when the City issued a request for proposals to find a master developer. Officials have described the publicly-owned land as an unparalleled, generational opportunity to meet many needs and create a vibrant place accessible to all. Based on years of community outreach, the City has developed a list of priorities for the site. 

What’s most important to you in the development of the new site? What should the city’s priorities be? We want to know what you think.

Take the survey below and share your thoughts.

Redeveloping the Tropicana Field site survey

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    S. Rose Smith Hayes

    July 31, 2020at7:35 pm

    1. Put the property back into the Southside CRA.
    2. Go back to the original plans that include the promises made to the families and businesses that were duped into moving from the land. Keep the original promises made to our parents and grandparents and Black business owners.

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    Stephanie McCarthy

    August 1, 2020at1:34 pm

    Your survey will not give you proper results. You have asked people to mark 9 as highest and 1 as lowest, yet you have placed 1 at the top and 9 at the bottom. I do many surveys for students and can tell you this… people rarely read the small directions. Many will assume the top of a list is the highest. You have created your lists backward.

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    Anthony Branch

    August 2, 2020at5:39 pm

    Yes, I believe that affordable housing should be a top priority. St Pete no longer needs more tourist actractions.

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    Anne Martin

    August 14, 2020at7:16 pm

    “Low Income Affordable Housing is THE top priority; and that means 80% or below of Average Monthly Income!”

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    Veda Roubideaux

    August 29, 2020at11:26 am

    Affordable housing and I do mean AFFORDABLE Give back what you took away. You did not do it at the old police station shame, shame. How many more high rises do we need. There is an ugly yellow and green building I look at outside my window that have been sitting there unfinished for years. The service people who support you can not even afford to live in the city they serve. Do something for them.

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