This is everyone's waterfront.

Concerned Citizens of St. Petersburg is a Florida Non-Profit corporation organized
by St. Petersburg residents who know and treasure its waterfront.

Our mission is to enable the careful development of a comprehensive downtown waterfront plan which would take full advantage of the recreational, educational and economic opportunities of our waterfront. This plan would also incorporate the extraordinary knowledge available from St. Petersburg’s world renowned marine science community.

Our long term goal is to constructively contribute to the development of St. Petersburg’s Downtown Waterfront Master Plan.  We will be seeking guidance and support from everyone who shares in our mission.


St. Pete names pivotal seven-member panel in pier design process

Mayor Rick Kriseman has appointed an eclectic group to help pare the bunch of hopefuls the city expects to vie to design a new pier or renovate the closed inverted pyramid.
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Published: 08/10/14

Pier could be saved, report finds, but cost is unclear

The inverted pyramid Pier is structurally sound and could be renovated to last another 75 years, according to a city-commissioned engineering study released Friday.
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Published: 08/02/14

Group completes first phase of Mayor Rick Kriseman's new Pier process

A final report will suggest a list of amenities hundreds of people who participated in five recent public-input sessions and an online survey consider essential. It also will include elements that have been part of the long-running process to build anew or refurbish the shuttered inverted pyramid.
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Published: 07/24/14

Pier working group sifts through ocean of residents' ideas

By the end of its two-hour meeting, the group had selected 13 preliminary elements to be considered, adding amenities such as a marine discovery center, courtesy docks, water taxis, shopping, green space, a performance stage, and bicycle and watercraft rentals.
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Published: 07/11/14

First public input meeting on Pier opens with cooperative tone

Overall, the mood at the event seemed to have a cooperative air, a far cry from the often contentious tone that seemed to take over discussions over the Pier’s fate in recent years.
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Published: 06/22/14

Residents again invited to weigh in on St. Petersburg Pier

Pier input sessions
Thursday: 7 to 8:30 p.m, Childs Park Recreation Center, 4301 13th Ave. S.
Tuesday: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N
June 26: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Roberts Recreation Center, 1330 50th Ave. N
June 30: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S
July 2: 6:30 to 8 p.m., J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N
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Published: 06/18/14

Bud Risser Responds to the Tampa Bay Times Pier Editorial

To All - 
I was disappointed with the recent Times editorial belittling the Mayor's efforts to properly lead the process for planning a new pier.  I am in Spain right now with a granddaughter, so I did my best to respond, using my iPad. My first effort was more detailed but more emotional as well, so I started over again.  This one is far more civil, and you can read it below.  ... Read more

Published: 06/15/14

Mayor wants to extend public input period for Pier replacement

Mayor Rick Kriseman had to step in and "tweak" what at first appeared to be a straight-forward assignment. He asked a group of roughly 24 people to gather public input on desired functions of any new St. Pete Pier.
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Published: 06/11/14

St. Petersburg group to reel in ideas for new Pier

The group's job, Kriseman said, is to give him a single set of recommendations for what the community wants. "Do they want restaurants? Do they want retail?" Kriseman said, adding that the most difficult part of the task would be to synthesize all the information they get.
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Published: 05/24/14

Romano: New St. Pete mayor tries to change outcome of pier's future

This time, the mayor will not underestimate the anger of some residents who felt the City Council prematurely pulled the plug on renovating the inverted pyramid. And he will be cognizant of other residents who felt the aborted Lens design was too caught up in aesthetics and too lax on function.
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Published: 05/06/14