By Amos Miers (Contact)
To be delivered to: Community Preservation Commission, Historic Preservation, Bill Foster, Mayor, St. Pete City Council, and St. Pete City Council
November 16th St. Petersburg Community Preservation Commission (CPC) will vote whether or not to allow demolition of the Historic YMCA building. The CPC is comprised of nine persons appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
The Mediterranean Revival building, located at 116 5th Street S St. Petersburg, FL, was constructed in 1926 and in October of 1991 it was listed in the St Petersburg Register of Historic Places. A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) to demo the building is filed and will be heard by the CPC. If the CPC decision is appealed it then goes before City Council.
Historic buildings in St Pete, such as the downtown YMCA, serve as a public and physical reminder of our city's deep and rich culture. These buildings are nostalgic and a point of pride among many city residents, and should be preserved, not torn down in the name of "progress" and "development."
Please join Awake Pinellas in telling City Council and the CPC that we do not want this important monument to our city's history torn down.
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