What happens when a long-neglected neighborhood undergoes revitalization, bringing in new residents, wealth and development?
Thatâs the central question in this weekâs cover story about the Bartlett Park neighborhood in South St. Pete. Gentrification, and all the questions it raises about race and class, is a sensitive subject, but thatâs all the more reason for dialogue. So, take a look at the story and add in your own comments about the positives and negatives of gentrification, any points you think I missed or your own experiences living in a âneighborhood in transition.â
And keep checking the blog this week for more parts of the story that didnât make it in the print edition.