Greater Pinellas Point Civic assocation


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  • 09/18/2020 3:27 PM | Anonymous

    What is the issue with the 2016 Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) revision? The debate is over revising City land use restrictions to compensate for the doubling in the size of the CHHA since 2010. With the 2016 re-evaluation and declaration of flood zones in Pinellas County, Saint Petersburg's CHHA now encompasses some 41% of the entire city.

    This means areas that were not previously limited to developer requests to increase density (residency/businesses) are now at risk of being denied which has far-reaching implications for homeowners and businesses which impact the economic future of the city. 

    This like is a PDF summary of theCHHA:

    This link is a Saint Pete Catalyst article where proponents and opponents discuss the implications of the CHHA:

  • 09/14/2020 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Pardon our dust! Blue Sky Communities has begun demolition of the Bay Breeze Motel at 3900 34th St S in the The Skyway Marina District. Blue Sky, a prolific developer of quality affordable housing units in several Florida cities, plans Avery Commons, 65 one and two bedroom units that will incorporate the Bay Breeze site and another across-the-street site off 39th Ave S (behind Dunkin Donuts). 

    ‘Affordable’ pricing for the units will be based on the tenant’s earnings as a percentage of the area median income. 

    Meanwhile, also in the booming Skyway Marina District, three luxury apartments of varied styles and sizes are well underway, lending to a promising transformation of the landscape along the southern stretch of US19. Check it out here from our friends at St. Pete Rising!

  • 08/13/2020 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    The City of Saint Petersburg has some of the most beautiful coastline in the state. As a city that is likely to be impacted by drenching storm systems and powerful hurricanes, where and how much commercial and private real estate development becomes a very serious matter. In this article, CM Brandi Gabbard addresses facts and misunderstandings about how the revised Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) impacts future development and density in surge zones. Spark 8-12-2020&utm_content=Daily Spark 8-12-2020+CID_385e1ab512f7ecd984988822797475d5&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=Community Voices Clarity on the Coastal High Hazard Area

  • 08/05/2020 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    From the Florida Department of Health (DOH), August 5, 2020

    Beware of contact tracing or testing scams. Our colleagues at the health department in Jefferson County shared that some of their residents are getting fraud calls from someone claiming to work with them. The person is asking for personal information such as a Social Security number. Never provide personal information when someone calls regarding COVID-19 tests or contact tracing! Public health will only ask for your date of birth for confirmation if you have been tested. If a call or text seem suspicious, ask for the caller's name and the name of the supervisor. Hang up and give us a call at (727) 824-6932. Our staff can confirm if the caller is a state employee.

  • 08/05/2020 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Whether schooling from home or on campus, school supplies are still necessary for students to participate in the learning process. Here is a link to the Florida Department of Revenue website that details what is and what is not exempt from State tax, August 7 through August 9, 2020. 

  • 07/30/2020 3:31 PM | Anonymous

    Heads Up! Utility Rates Set to Rise...

    City of St. Petersburg utility rates and charges are evaluated on a yearly basis and are updated annually. St. Petersburg City Council will consider adjustments to water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater and sanitation utility rates and charges for the coming fiscal year. Read the full news release here:

  • 07/26/2020 3:55 PM | Anonymous

    The City has conducted a study of potential speed mitigation measures for Pinellas Point Drive that are plausible and non-plausible. Citizens along with the Greater Pinellas Point Civic Association have raised the issue of speeding along Pinellas Point Drive (70th Ave S to the 4th St S Merge).The 33-page PDF version of the study can be found here:  GPPCA_PPD_Traffic_Safety_Study_July2020.pdf

  • 07/16/2020 4:46 PM | Anonymous

    In May 2019, the Pinellas County School Board approved a new charter school for South Saint Petersburg. That school is being built at 62nd Ave S and 22nd St S in Greater Pinellas Point.

    NorthStar Academies operates in several Florida cities. It provides alternative education programs for students who struggle in traditional classroom environments. The schools manage their own enrollment and staffing. Visit their website for more information (  Below is a background news article GPPCA released on its Facebook page, April 19, 2020.

    And in other news: A Charter School is under construction at 2220 62nd Ave S in Greater Pinellas Point. Follow this link for information about the genesis of the academy in Pinellas County.

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