St. Petersburg’s vision for the future of Tropicana Field is coming into a little more focus.
Weeks after unveiling the seven developers vying to reimagine the sprawling, 86-acre Trop site, the city has trimmed its shortlist to four.
“We received many quality submissions to redevelop the Tropicana Field site, and I am thankful for the time, money and energy that each team expended,” Mayor Rick Kriseman said in a statement. “Four submissions clearly stood out as truly exceptional, and I am excited for our residents to learn more about each one. The future of that site, with or without baseball, has never been brighter.”
The four developers still in contention are:
- A group called Sugar Hill Community Partners, led by San Francisco’s JMA Ventures along with other local and national investors, whose sprawling proposal for “an urban anchor and model of inclusive development” would include an urban beach, 650,000-square-foot convention center and numerous local partnerships, including a potential research campus for a California marine technology center developed with the University of South Florida. Their plan would cost $3 billion, including $836.8 million in public funding.
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