St. Pete Beach: Corey Avenue redevelopment attracts interest
ST. PETE BEACH – City Manager Mike Bonfield told St. Pete Beach City Commissioners Aug. 13 that the city is getting regular interest from developers concerning the redevelopment of the Corey Avenue district.
“We’ve had some preliminary discussions with some very impressive people,” Bonfield said. “They have done these types of things in many communities around the country and they’re going to put together a team of people. Next time (next meeting, Aug. 27), I’d like to plan on bringing their key people in.”
Bonfield said it’s important for the city to keep its momentum alive on the project after approving the results of a recent study by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
“We need to keep things moving because there is interest in east and west Corey,” he said. “We’re hearing regularly from people. It’s important for us to start addressing some of those things that we know are issues that have to be dealt with in both areas that are going to make some of these projects work.”