Keeping Historic Driftwood Special
City Council Public Hearing March 7 at 5:30 pm at City Hall
Update - March 7, 2019 - City Council voted 6-2 tonight to approve the Driftwood historic district! The multi-hour hearing had a packed house, largely supporting the application and Council had received more than 600 messages of support for the district. Thank you to all who spoke up! Thanks to council members Darden Rice, Gina Driscoll, Steve Kornell, Amy Foster, Charlie Gerdes and Lisa Wheeler Bowman for voting yes for the district. A law suit filed at the end of the year challenging the application procedure remains pending.St. Petersburg has a collection of special neighborhoods with a sense of place that can be felt as soon as one enters the neighborhood. One such neighborhood is Driftwood, located on Big Bayou just south of 22nd Avenue South. It is a neighborhood filled with history - historical, cultural and archaeological. Read below to find out about the efforts to make sure Driftwood stays special by becoming a local historic district and how you can help!
Significance of Driftwood (click here to see a short video about the neighborhood)
Benefits of Local Historic District Designation
A group of Driftwood
property owners, with assistance and support from Preserve the 'Burg,
have filed a landmark district application for their historic
neighborhood. You can help to make sure the district is approved by sending in
your message of support - it's simple to do by clicking on the link below. Thanks for doing your part! Ask your family and friends to do so too!
Keep Driftwood & St. Pete Special.
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