Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The New St Petersburg Pier

The New St Petersburg Pier

December 2013
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) issued in accordance with CCNA, asking interested architecture firms to submit qualifications only (no design concepts).Attached to the RFQ will be the following documents:
  • Pier Visioning Task Force Final Report
  • Results of the October/November2013 Survey
  • Final Report from the Urban Land Institute re: the Downtown Waterfront Master Plan
  • Pier History
  • Site Conditions
  • Budget
  • And more
Public input opportunities will continue via web, social media, etc.
February 2014
RFQ Submittals Due
March 2014 
Submittals are narrowed down to a short list by a new selection committee.That selection committee will be made up of the following:
  • 4 Community Members
  • 2 Design Professionals from outside the area
  • 1 Design Professional from St. Pete/Tampa Bay
  • James Jackson, 8/28 Alliance Member and AIA Member
  • Raul Quintana, St. Petersburg City Architect
April 2014  
Shortlisted firms are asked to submit their approach to the Pier project along with preliminary concepts or “napkin sketches.” These firms will be given additional community input received between December and March 2014. The preliminary concepts will be used to determine the firm’s approach to the project and may or may not reflect the ultimate design on the new pier.
May 2014
Submittals due from shortlisted firms.
May/June 2014
Public input solicited via community meetings, telephone survey(s), web, social media sites, utility bill inserts, etc.
June/July 2014
Selection committee ranks and recommends a firm to work with the city on developing a pier design consistent with community input and budget limitations.
August 2014
City Council approves the selected design firm.
August thru October, 2014
Selected firm will work on schematic designs and costing using all public input gathered to date, and additional input gathered during this phase.  Community meeting will be held to refine the initial concept, or identify alternative design concepts.  Multiple media will be used to keep the community informed and engaged in the design process.Additionally, a Community Advisory Group will be formed to evaluate information, advise the City and provide input throughout the project development process.
Design refinement, City Council approval of the design, permitting and construction.
Pier Opens

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