Urban Land Institute recognizes the St. Pete Pier as top urban design project in the Americas


Florida Construction News staff writer

The St. Pete Pier has been selected as one of 10 winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2022 Americas Awards for Excellence.

ULI began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 to recognize superior development efforts in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Winning projects represent the highest standards of achievement in the land use profession. The winners of the ULI Americas Awards for Excellence become finalists for the 2022 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, competing against projects from Europe and Asia. ULI will announce the winners of the Global Awards ahead of the organization’s Fall Meeting in October.

“This is an incredible, meaningful accomplishment for our city and our iconic waterfront,” said St. Petersburg Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. “The ULI Awards for Excellence win puts the St. Pete Pier on the map as a world class destination for residents and visitors alike. Now we will compete on the global stage, providing further opportunity to showcase our great city and this amazing attraction.”

This year, 68 projects and programs from across the Americas region were submitted for the competition. The 11-member jury composed of development, finance, planning, urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture experts selected 21 finalists.

The 2022 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence winners are:

The awards are open to projects and programs in the ULI Americas region that are substantially complete, financially viable, and in stable operation. The program evaluates submissions on overall excellence, including achievements in marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability, among others.


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