Tropicana Field, formerly predominantly Black St. Petersburg homes and businesses, was once known as the Gas Plant District. Mayor Ken Welch says he’s going to take his time on redeveloping the area. His family once lived in the Gas Plant area, before the City turned it into a stadium.
The drive-through, no-appointment-needed site opened in Lot 2 on Thursday, Jan. 13. It operates seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers free rapid and PCR tests. Impact Health encourages pre-registration at impacthealth.com/stpetetrop.
The handful of developers have made the City of St. Petersburg’s shortlist for redevelopment of the sprawling, 86-acre Tropicana Field site.
Proposals ranging from creek-front beaches to affordable housing are now on the table for the redevelopment of Tropicana Field.