Equitable development a focus as 22nd Street South blossoms

March 8, 2021
Margie Manning, Catalyst

The 22nd Street South corridor in St. Petersburg stands poised for a renaissance, with several real estate and economic development projects planned or underway.

Civic leaders and private investors are working to turn this booming moment for the south St. Petersburg corridor into a movement for equitable development.

“Development projects have long possessed the promise of elevating communities, but in St. Petersburg that promise has gone unfulfilled in a number of African American neighborhoods and districts,” said Ernest Hooper, vice president of communications at United Way Suncoast and a former Tampa Bay Times columnist. Hooper moderated a March 4 panel discussion on equitable development sponsored by the Urban Land Institute Tampa Bay.

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