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Noone

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #195 on: December 12, 2012, 05:12:19 AM »
Anyone going? Today at 2 first floor city hall.

tufsu1

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #196 on: December 12, 2012, 08:02:14 AM »
I plan on being there

Debbie Thompson

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #197 on: December 12, 2012, 12:44:23 PM »
Working.  Please post updates either during or after the meeting if any of you go.  Thanks!

Noone

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #198 on: December 14, 2012, 08:02:43 AM »
Next DIA/CRA in the USA board meeting 12/20/12 at 2 pm 1st floor city hall.

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #199 on: December 14, 2012, 12:43:11 PM »
This CRA plan is going to define much of what happens in Downtown for the foreseeable future.  DIA needs (and wants) as much public participation as possible.  If you have posted ideas on this forum for Downtown in the past, this is your opportunity to put them in motion.
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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #200 on: December 14, 2012, 02:34:36 PM »
May Mayor Brown and the DIA have as much success here as Rick Baker had in St. Pete.

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/seamlesscity/
Sed quis custodiet ipsos cutodes (‘Who watches the watchmen?’)

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #201 on: December 14, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »
^No kidding.  He was in town this week.  Did you get a chance to meet him?

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #202 on: December 14, 2012, 03:09:25 PM »
I'll be in DT St. Pete this Sunday through Tuesday. Will be taking pics.

Noone

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #203 on: December 15, 2012, 05:44:19 AM »
^Say hey to Barton if he is out there. Please take some pics of there pier if they have one. I'll be in DT Jax checking out our restricted zones from the water. Also gathering info for our DIA/CRA in the new BID.

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #204 on: December 15, 2012, 09:14:08 AM »
May Mayor Brown and the DIA have as much success here as Rick Baker had in St. Pete.

http://www.manhattan-institute.org/seamlesscity/

He was on Melissa Ross' show earlier this week
http://www.wjct.org/radio/first_coast_connect

If you weren't at ULI on Tuesday and grabbed a copy of his book, Chamblins just ordered a few to have in stock.  Great read!

thelakelander

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #205 on: December 15, 2012, 09:17:49 AM »
^Say hey to Barton if he is out there. Please take some pics of there pier if they have one. I'll be in DT Jax checking out our restricted zones from the water. Also gathering info for our DIA/CRA in the new BID.
I'll get some pics.  That's most likely where I'll rent a few bikes on Monday to ride the Pinellas Trail to Clearwater.


St. Petersburg Pier (2008)


Pinellas Trail in downtown St. Pete.
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Noone

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #206 on: December 15, 2012, 01:41:24 PM »
The new Bulkhead down from RAM is awesome. ^Is that the fishing pier that they saved? Or is there another one?

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #207 on: December 15, 2012, 07:45:21 PM »
that's the pier that has been around since the 1920s....and there is currently a plan to completey rebuild/replace it....do some googling to learn about what they call the eye

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #208 on: December 18, 2012, 12:59:38 AM »
That's interesting news about the Northbank TIF.  I wonder how much debt remains and how long it will take to pay off, based on the current set up.

Great question. What is the answer? Next DIA subcommittee meeting 3 days out. Thurs. the 20th at 2pm first floor. What were the TIF projects? RAM dock is one.

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Re: Live blogging DIA
« Reply #209 on: December 18, 2012, 01:23:44 AM »
Downtown has two TIFs - Southbank and Northbank.  The Southbank TIF is generating close to 2 million per year in revenue.  The Northbank TIF is negative.  I previously thought that was because the taxable value is lower now than when it was setup.  But apparently that is not the case.  It is negative because of debt from past projects. Which projects, I don't know.  This is something that needs to be understood and addressed.  Not so that we can blame anyone, so that we can learn (hopefully) from past experience.

Steve Lovett was the other attending at the DIA meeting.  He provided valuable remarks at the end about the need to set policy FIRST and then evaluate action based on how well it aligns with policy.

Doug,
Just received my minutes and notice of the next DIA subcommittee meeting.
Did you sign the sign in sheet for the 11/20/12 DIA subcommittee meeting? because you aren't listed in the minutes as attending.
What are the TIF projects on the Northbank that have us 5 years out in debt till 2017? Anyone? Good concern.

There is more info in your one sentence on Steve than what is being reported anywhere. Especially the minutes. Not Good.
especially for our new Authority.

Everyone excited about our back door in the dark SECRET FIND prioritized Project list for 2013? Anyone going to the 12/20/12 meeting?


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