In a meeting on March 20th, seven Pier Design Concepts were discussed in detail by the Pier Selection Committee. The committee eliminated four designs, leaving three designs for consideration. Additional questions are now being presented to the design teams. Following the teams responses to these questions, the next public meeting of the Selection Committee will be scheduled.
The Pier Selection Committee is evaluating each design based on a set of programmatic recommendations developed by the Pier Working Group following extensive public input in May, 2014.
The city is adhering to a process established by Florida State Law. As part of that process, the mayor appointed a six-member Pier Selection Committee. The committee consists of a diverse, knowledgeable group of individuals, all St. Petersburg residents and that have a vested interest in having a successful outcome for the building of the new St. Pete Pier.
Moving forward, the process included a Request for Qualifications to Architectural and Engineering firms and a Technical Review of the submissions received. A non-binding Public Survey was conducted from February 23 to March 6 to provide an opportunity for the public to weigh in on their preferences.
With the goal of reaching a final recommendation of a design team to the Mayor and City Council, the Selection Committee is relying on criteria including qualifications of the design firms, the independent technical review of each concept, how well key elements/functions are addressed and public input.
What you can do:
The Pier Selection Committee met on Friday, March 20 for the purpose of ranking a minimum of three pier design concepts.
After the committee discussed the merits of the concepts, considered public comment, and deliberated carefully on each ranking, the committee eliminated four of the seven teams.
The three currently unranked design concepts under consideration are:
After considerable discussion, the committee agreed that additional technical information from each of the teams is needed.
The next Selection Committee meeting date will be determined and published on the city website and www.newstpetepier.com
From 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 to midnight March 6. Choose up to three design concepts, the results will be will used by the Pier Selection Committee for final ranking and selection to Mayor and City Council on March 20.
Seven shortlisted design teams presented their concepts to the Pier Selection Committee on February 11 and 12 at The Coliseum. Those presentations are now available in their entirety online.
The public is invited as the seven shortlisted design teams for the new city Pier present their concepts to the Pier Selection Committee on February 11 and 12 at The Coliseum. Each team will have fifty minutes to make their presentation followed by a question and answer session by the Selection Committee. The public will have the opportunity to make comments at the close of each day’s presentations.
The technical review report will be provided to the Pier Selection Committee who will use the findings to assist them with developing the short list of Design Teams and ranking for their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council.
The city has received 8 preliminarily design concepts from the teams. Each team received a $30,000 stipend to submit initial design concepts, complete with reports, renderings, cost estimates and a description of how the programmatic elements meet the findings of the Pier Working Group.