St. Petersburg officials name panel to study waterfront
ST. PETERSBURG — City officials announced this week the makeup of an expert panel from the Urban Land Institute that will soon arrive here to analyze the waterfront, interview stakeholders and offer guidance on the area’s future.
At a cost of $125,000 (80 percent of which was paid by the business community), city officials hope the group of experienced outsiders will offer a fresh perspective.
“We all have baggage here,” said Dave Goodwin, director of planning and economic development. “We have our blind spots. These folks are hopefully coming in relatively free of those.”