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Workforce Housing

Advocating for more density along transit corridors to build more housing for downtown employees

Affordable housing is a global concern, and many groups and organizations are working on solutions. We will focus our efforts on the geography of downtown St. Pete and adjacent neighborhoods, by focusing on workforce housing solution. We will help to identify creative funding strategies, national best practices, private sector partners, public sector support and creative solutions. The Partnership will advocate for more density along transit corridors to build more housing for downtown employees.

Historic Gas Plant District rendering provided by Hines/Tampa Bay Rays

Here’s why the St. Pete Downtown Partnership supports the Rays/Hines stadium deal

The Historic Gas Plant District deserves a master planned, mixed income, complete neighborhood that can be a global example of smart urban design.

July 7, 2024

2024 Downtown Development Guide Cover

2024 Downtown Development Summit Presentations

Please click the links below to view the presentations that were shown at the 2024 Downtown Development Summit.

February 27, 2024

August Developer's Council meeting

Will increased density allowances bring more development?

Community members discussed proposed land use changes around the region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) service, the SunRunner.

August 30, 2023

Duplex Housing

New affordable housing website aims to help St. Pete residents access local resources

A new website tool for tracking affordable and workforce housing developments in St. Petersburg has been released by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership.

March 30, 2023

Old photo of Tropicana Field

St. Pete Downtown Partnership's Tropicana Field Redevelopment Recommendations

The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership appreciates the opportunity to provide recommendations and suggestions as the City pursues the redevelopment of the Trop

May 12, 2021

Building rendering of Orange Station building with Orange brick-style grid pattern

Introducing Orange Station in St. Petersburg (Presentation)

View more details the mixed-use project proposed for the former St. Pete Police Department headquarters site at 1301 1st Avenue North in the EDGE District.

October 15, 2020

Cranes and a partially constructed building along a Downtown St. Pete road

NTM-1 Statement from the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership

Limited buildable residential land in St. Pete, combined with high construction costs and unprecedented demand are contributing to rapidly rising housing costs.

February 24, 2022

Mayor Welch headshot

Mayor Welch Highlights Progress and Priorities After 100 Days in Office

On Friday, Mayor Kenneth T. Welch celebrated his 100th day in office. The milestone is an opportunity for him to reflect, evaluate, and look forward.

April 18, 2022

Tropicana field in overcast weather

Community Benefit Commitments of the Two Finalist Developers for Tropicana Field

The Tropicana Field redevelopment project marks the 1st time in the history of St. Petersburg that race equity was a required focal point of a major development

June 14, 2022

Mayor giving press conference in front of Tropicana Field

Partnership Recommendations for Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment

SPDP recognizes the unique characteristic of the Historic Gas Plant District site to transform our urban center and expand prosperity to the entire community.

January 13, 2023

Downtown St. Pete skyline showing Tropicana field in the early evening

St. Petersburg Bets on Affordable Housing at the Trop. Can it Deliver?

Mayor Ken Welch ripped up his predecessor’s plans for the Trop site and prioritize affordable housing for the historic Gas Plant district.

January 18, 2023

Photo of single family home next to trees

St. Petersburg Approves Allowing Some Single-Family Homes to become Multifamily

The City Council on Thursday approved allowing owners of nearly 3,000 properties in the urban core to turn them into up to four residences.

March 30, 2023