USACE Issues Permit Authorization for New St. Petersburg Pier
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has issued a permit authorization to the City of St. Petersburg for construction of the New Pier in St. Petersburg.
The New Pier will be located within the waters of Tampa Bay at 800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
USACE said that the Inverted Pyramid and St. Petersburg Municipal Pier approach were recently demolished from the project site.
This project will construct a new municipal pier with 4.09 acres of over-water structures, associated infrastructure and amenities, and will consist of three areas: The Western Pathways, the Event Plaza, and the Pier Head.
The existing Spa Beach will be re-graded allowing the tides to reshape the beach naturally, USACE said.
At the northern end of the Spa Beach, a 50-foot long Spur will be constructed to retain the grade and protect the beach and near shore resources from wave energy.