City of Pinellas Park City Center Plan

S&ME was selected by the City of Pinellas Park, Florida to develop a City Center Plan. This effort is an advancement of one of the primary goals identified in the City’s Community Redevelopment Plan, which S&ME completed in 2019.

Pinellas Park is in the center of Pinellas County, Florida, the most densely populated County in the State. Like many cities in Florida, Pinellas Park has experienced rapid growth over the last fifty years and is now home to more than 50,000 residents. The development form of Pinellas Park, typical of the post-World War II-era, is suburban in nature and lacks a traditional downtown or main street. Pinellas Park residents exude a deep sense of community and are deserving of a physical place that embodies this spirit.

Commencement of this effort included the development of an interactive project website that serves to both gather input from stakeholders and post project updates. S&ME hosted a week-long design charrette. The charrette also included three public workshops/presentations and targeted stakeholder engagement. The Final Plan includes a detailed site plan, implementation strategy, branding/logo and style guide development and five frameworks: Real Estate Market Analysis, Transportation (Circulation and Parking), Parks and Open Space, Utilities, and Stormwater. A 3D model and Lumion fly-through video, a signage/wayfinding concept package, and social media template assets were all part of the final deliverable package.

View more in the City Center Plan report here.

The Florida Redevelopment Association awarded the plan as a 2020 Roy F. Kenzie Award Winner for Planning Studies. Read more on the winners in the PDF here.