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Pier Park Plan on Tap for St. Petersburg Waterfront

After years of delays and backflips, St. Petersburg City Council members finally agreed on a new design to replace the 1970's-era inverted pyramid on the city's waterfront.

Council members voted Thursday to authorize contract negotiations with the designers of Pier Park. Only one member, Wengay Newton, voted against the plan, saying the public needed more time to weight in for either Pier Park or the runner-up for the $46 million project, called Destination St. Pete Pier.

If all goes according to plan, the new pier will hold its grand opening in the spring of 2018.

Credit RogersPartners Architects

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