Artists, neighbors speak out on 22nd Street South zoning plan
August 22, 2020
Margie Manning, St. Pete Catalyst
A plan to revitalize part of 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg is being greeted with cautious optimism by business and civic leaders.
The plan would change the zoning of the industrial area to allow for office, retail and housing uses. Artists, neighborhood association leaders and business owners said it looks promising, but they also want more details and opportunities for community input.
The proposal, from developer Joe Furst, founder and managing principal of Place Projects, would create a new zoning category, industrial mixed-use, or I-MIX, along 22nd Street South from 1st Avenue South to 6th Avenue South. Furst, who owns about seven acres in the area, has said he wants a community conversation on the plan. An online stakeholder workshop on Aug. 17 was the first of what Furst said would be several chances for comments.
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