Community leaders call for more local control over development of St. Pete's Tropicana Field site

On Monday, Mayor Ken Welch selected the Hines-Rays proposal for the old Gas Plant site.

By Arielle Stevenson

On Monday morning, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch selected the Tampa Bay Rays & Hines proposal for redevelopment of the city’s Gas Plant. Hines, a Texas-based mega-developer, offered St. Pete the most money for development rights ($1.8 billion) and the fastest site development timeline (guaranteed by the season opener of 2028).

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