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.


New study reiterates viability of inverted pyramid for St. Petersburg Pier

A new engineering study delivers good news to those who have fought to save the inverted pyramid and to the design teams planning to reuse the iconic structure in the city's latest version of its Tampa Bay landmark.
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Published: 10/20/14

What 16 design teams want to do to the St. Petersburg Pier

Although 16 design teams with professionals from Tampa Bay to New York to London and Colombia are making a bid to re-create St. Petersburg's landmark Pier, the competition doesn't begin in earnest until Oct. 3.
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Published: 09/20/14

Sixteen design teams line up to renovate or build a new St. Petersburg Pier

A majority of the 16 design teams vying for a chance to reprise St. Petersburg's decades-old tradition of a fully functioning public pier want to incorporate the 1973 structure in their plans.
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Published: 09/06/14

Well-known Tampa Bay area architects want to renovate St. Petersburg's Pier

A powerhouse of well-known Tampa Bay area architects announced plans Wednesday to renovate the 1973 inverted pyramid. The group includes Salvador Dalí Museum architect Yann Weymouth; Harvard Jolly, designers of the iconic and controversial upside-down pyramid Pier; and Wannemacher Jensen, a local group that worked with the Los Angeles team that designed the Lens, the pyramid's rejected repla... Read more

Published: 09/04/14

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