Colleen Wright, Tampa Bay Times

Colleen Wright

Tampa Bay Times

Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

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Past articles by Colleen:

Tropicana Field took over a Black St. Pete community. Could it affect another?

The Campbell Park neighborhood, south of Tropicana Field, braces for the redevelopment’s effects. → Read More

St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays to discuss these 9 topics about Tropicana Field

City officials and the Rays’ project team held a kickoff meeting for the Historic Gas Plant District redevelopment. → Read More

St. Petersburg committee advances $50,000 for residents’ abortion travel costs

The abortion-rights funding request and resolution needs City Council approval → Read More

St. Petersburg hired a specialist to help curb evictions. These are the results.

The city is adding a second community service representative to help renters avoid eviction. → Read More

St. Petersburg’s civil rights history to be told through new sanitation building

The city’s sanitation complex, which will be rebuilt, is named after sanitation strike leader Joseph E. Savage. → Read More

St. Petersburg City Council committee advances stronger protections for renters

The changes align with Pinellas County’s tenants’ bill of rights, subject to full council approval. → Read More

If the Tampa Bay Rays stay in St. Petersburg, who will pay for a new ballpark?

Negotiations about the ballpark, which is separate from the Gas Plant redevelopment, are ongoing. → Read More

St. Petersburg mayor picks Tampa Bay Rays, Hines to redevelop Tropicana Field

Mayor Ken Welch chose the team out of four proposals to develop the Historic Gas Plant District. → Read More

New St. Petersburg City Council committee focuses on jobs and economy

The Economic and Workforce Development committee was the most sought-out among council members. → Read More

How St. Pete’s Woodson Museum became central to Tropicana Field’s redevelopment

Two redevelopment proposals plan a new home for the Woodson African American Museum of Florida. → Read More

St. Petersburg’s consultant favors Sugar Hill, Hines/Rays’ Tropicana Field plans

The city retained HR&A Advisors to evaluate the four proposals to redevelop Tropicana Field. → Read More

Endorsements of Tropicana Field redevelopment plans sent to St. Pete City Hall

Recommendations have favored the Tampa Bay Rays and Hines and Sugar Hill Community Partners. → Read More

Tropicana Field redeveloper may be named by St. Petersburg mayor Jan. 30

Mayor Ken Welch will “make a major announcement” about the future of the Historic Gas Plant District. → Read More

A reset in St. Petersburg: A look at Mayor Ken Welch’s first year in office

St. Pete’s first Black mayor said he’s proudest of halting projects so that more residents can benefit, → Read More

4 developers make their pitch to redevelop St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field

Sugar Hill, Restoration Associates, Hines and the Tampa Bay Rays, and 50 Plus 1 Sports presented. → Read More

St. Petersburg hires new government affairs director

Former USF St. Petersburg student body President David Thompson will make a $120,000 salary. → Read More

St. Petersburg City Council unanimously selects chairperson, vice chair for 2023

Brandi Gabbard will serve as council chair and Deborah Figgs-Sanders will serve as vice chair. → Read More

St. Petersburg City Council committee hits pause on abortion funding, resolution

Council members said they would like to see a broader statement supporting women’s health care. → Read More

St. Petersburg fires 3 directors and 1 manager, but won’t say why

The terminations were in marketing, real estate and stormwater, pavement and traffic operations. → Read More

St. Petersburg seeks to opt out of Pinellas County’s tenants bill of rights

The city has its own tenants bill of rights, but critics say the county’s protects tenants more. → Read More