Between 4th & 6th St S, There is an alarming number of people (10 - 15 vehicles a day) going the wrong way on the one way 9th Ave S. This is a major safety issue as people coming around the corner simply cannot see the wrong way cars and I see near accidents all the time on this road. Just a matter of time before something tragic happens.
There is a "shantytown" that has cropped up on the green space next to Staybridge Suites and is being lived in. The presence of this mess is frightening residents in the area. It's a terrible eyesore. Please remove or dismantle if possible. If we can't park in our yards, how can this mess be allowed to exist. Tow them away.
Tonys meat market plaza. How many residential apartments are allowed in that building? When I told the code officer there was at least one apartment in the front of the building he said he was unaware of that. I think zoning and Codes needs to give a closer look at this building and see what violations are occurring. It seems very odd to have residential living right alongside commercial businesses.
Mayor, I am the owner of Nueva Cantina at 1625 4th Street South and I am writing to you over the negative impact, the homeless and pan handling situation has become. For my 1st year open our police force did a great job keeping them away from our business but in the last 6 months it has become epidemic. The biggest issue seems that they have chosen to hang out at the McDonald's, which is next to us on Paris Street. Anything you can do to help would be most appreciated.
Over the past couple months the amount of homeless continue to grow in Bartlett Park between the Family Dollar and 22nd Ave S. When is the city going to do something about the homeless camping out. I'm tired of seeing people peeing in the wide open and drug use going on as was the case this past weekend. I no longer feel safe walking along the sidewalk in the park. Please do something.
I realize the codes department is getting sick of giving Kevin Farrow violation for overgrowth… That's not really my problem! My problem is that he clearly bought this parcel just to make money and has no interest in our neighborhood. So even though you're sick of it please Codes give him yet another violation for overgrowth! Although it seems silly because the city is the one who has to keep mowing it since he will not respond to his notices. I have included a picture so that you can't tell me that it's not overgrown because most of the grass is 15 inches high some of it is over 2 feet high and I believe code says it can't be over 10 inches?
Zoning. Last time the Sugarroom strip club opened here Zoning and Codes tried to say nobody knew what was happening till after the fact. Well this will serve as OFFICIAL NOTICE that they are working on opening up the old strip club space because they’re out there washing off stoves etc. so please have Zoning or Code’s as well as Fure and Health or whoever it is who is supposed to be watching over these things go out and make sure they have all the correct permits. Thank you.
The neighborhoods along fourth street south are in desperate need of more police and City leadership attention. As the downtown area continues to grow, its becoming more evident that the homeless and drug-related groups have moved south to the bust stops, business fronts and parks along fourth street south. With that has come intoxicated people filling the streets, and groups of people trashing these parks. As this is a growing area for St. Pete, this growing problem in the south cannot be overlooked. It has now become one large, free for all party in this area, and residents are avoiding these running paths, biking paths, and park walks altogether. Please put more attention and focus to cleaning up and regulating these areas.