St. Pete Stormwater Master Plan public meetings set for April

Photo of a bright green manhole cover in downtown St. Petersburg
smith and associates

The City of St. Petersburg is developing the Stormwater Master Plan to identify ways to improve stormwater, flooding and sea level rise in the Sunshine City. Officials want the public to be involved in the creation of this master plan.

St. Pete residents are invited to join City staff to learn more about the program during a series of public meetings.

  • April 15, from 6-7:30pm at Lake Vista Center, 1401 62nd Avenue South
  • April 16, from 6-7:30pm at the J.W. Crate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Avenue North
  • April 22, from 6-7:30pm at Roberts Center, 1246 50th Avenue North
  • April 23, from 6-7:30pm at Childs Park Center, 4301 13th Avenue South

The three-year plan is broken up into several phases. Here’s the outline from the City:

  • Phase 1: Identify areas of concern by collecting data from
    multiple sources including existing databases, computer
    models, field surveys and public input
  • Phase 2: Design drainage system improvements to enable
    effective long-term stormwater management and sea level
    rise resiliency

Officials also want residents to inform the plan by identifying regions in the ‘Burg that are impacted by flooding the most.

You can submit your input at under the Flooding category through May 2020.

More details regarding the city’s Stormwater Operations can be found on the St. Pete website.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to