Deuces Live Underpass Project Nears Completion

The underpass at 22nd Street and 7th Avenue South will soon be illuminated. Members of the Deuces Live Main Street Committee has worked tirelessly to bring Lighting and Landscaping Project to fruition.

Public meetings held to create final design

Members coordinated with the engineering department in St. Pete, and held a series of public meetings to select the landscaping and lighting designs. The City Council approved the bid from Florida Safety Contractors to begin the project on May 18.

The committee notes that a mural will eventually accompany the project. The ribbon cutting ceremony is set to take place on Monday, June 19 at 9am. Landscaping improvements include the addition of royal palm trees, confederate jasmine plants, variegated flax lilies and stamped asphalt with a brick pattern.

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Deuces Live launches GoFundMe

This is just one of three project Deuces Live is working on. The committee is currently looking for a home and have their sights set on a vacant lot on 22nd Street South. There’s a GoFundMe page residents can donate to. Presently, they’ve raised $3,505 of their $15.5k goal.

A joint action plan is currently in place for both the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Community. The 22nd Street South corridor represents one of the most historically significant urban areas in the Burg.

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Master Plan for 22nd Street South Corridor 

From Joint Plan website:

The goal of the project is to develop a joint framework plan with recommendations to the streetscape, open space, branding and wayfinding, private property enhancement as well as programs for events, investment and celebration of this diverse urban place.

You can keep up with the plan by following its progress online and signing up for email updates.

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