The Mesimer Team is proud to continue its sponsorship of the Public Forum program of St. Petersburg Preservation. SPP works tirelessly to preserve and build on the rich heritage of our city. We commend and support their efforts. For more information about SPP, please visit their website at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 727.824.7802.
2016-17 Lecture Series – What Makes St. Pete Special?
As the boom continues with demolition becoming more common place both downtown and in the neighborhoods, it is time to understand what makes St. Pete Special!
Special places collectively provide a community with its sense of place, a feel and buzz that makes people feel good about where they live or visit. But sense of place can easily be lost and when lost, it is typically realized after the fact, when one looks around and asks, “What happened?”
SPP’s 2016 lecture series will delve into what makes the ‘Burg Special and what can be done to avoid the need to ask what happened. The series will continue through the spring and into the fall with additional programs focused on:
- How do other cities protect what makes them special?
- Bayplaza 25 years later. What have we learned & forgotten from the city/developer partnership that led to a wrecking ball swinging over blocks of downtown in the quest of a redevelopment dream?
- What can you do to keep St. Pete Special?
Reception preceding each program with complimentary light fare and cash bar.
Please be sure to check back for upcoming forums when announced by SPP.
To learn more about SPP, its programs, opportunities to volunteer, become a member or donate, please check their website at www.stpetepreservation.org