ST. PETERSBURG — The city sounded the call Tuesday for urban planners: Deliver a vision of how to transform 85 acres of parking lots and an aging domed stadium into a powerful economic engine for the city.
And do it fast.
The city issued a request for qualifications that has a quick turnaround. Bids for the project must be returned by March 25.
City Council members, according to the schedule, will vote on the final contract by June.
“The sooner the better,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman’s chief of staff, Kevin King.