Who We Are
Established in 1962, the Partnership is a shareholder supported, not-for-profit organization that is focused on promoting urban (sustainable) growth and redevelopment in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
For over five decades the Partnership has played a major role in transforming downtown St. Petersburg by:
— Acquiring the first parcels of waterfront land (ten acres) in Bayboro Harbor that became the University of South Florida.
— Working closely with All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, SRI and the St. Petersburg Ocean Team to support and expand our internationally-acclaimed marine research, medical and technology complex.
— Leading an extensive group of collaborators that won the national competition for a new United States Geological Survey Laboratory in St. Petersburg. Since 1988 the Downtown Partnership has served as the non-profit developer and has facilitated their expansion from one to three research laboratories.
— Pioneering the innovative program, Powering Up Our Not-For-Profits, that will substantially reduce energy costs for St. Petersburg's non-profit organizations.
In recent years, with the support and advocacy of the Partnership, St. Petersburg has cultivated more than $1 billion in redevelopment investment — in arts and cultural institutions, research laboratories, expanded higher education, a medical complex, condominiums, retail, hotel, entertainment, major league baseball, and apartments.
For more information about the Partnership's historic role in creating the University of South Florida - St. Petersburg and the area's marine science complex, please click here.
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