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St. Pete Clears Final Hurdle to Start Construction on the Pier

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit today (May 31).

ST. PETERSBURG -This city received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today (May 31), which clears the way for construction to begin on the new Pier.

The permit was the final one needed before construction could begin.

“The ‘New St. Pete Pier’ will be a dynamic extension of our iconic waterfront park system, and is sure to be enjoyed by residents and visitors from throughout the world for generations to come,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said. “My thanks to my team, our government partners, and our community for getting us to this point.”

City Council Chair Darden Rice said, “With this permit in hand, the next stage of important work begins on our new St. Petersburg Pier. This is one of many critical steps to ensure the pier will be built in a sound way compatible with lessened impacts on the bay. My thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their diligence and work on this permit. Like so many others, I am excited to see construction begin on our pier.”

Council Member Karl Nurse added his thoughts, saying, “St. Pete has gone through an incredibly long process to build our 4th generation pier. I believe our community will be happy with the new pier and uplands.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the world’s largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the U.S., the Corps is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world.

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