Fourth Street South: A Walk of Urban Rooms. St Petersburg, Florida 2018
The St Petersburg downtown enjoys of a rich social and cultural fabric. Numerous amenities along the downtown provide the opportunity to rediscover and enjoy the city. A short distance away, the Third and Fourth street south corridors offers a dissimilar experience.
The Third and Fourth Street South is challenges with several underused or closed establishments. Also, pedestrian use is also compromised by heavy vehicular traffic, and poor lighting along sidewalks. Many stakeholders within the community have begun to change the landscape and illustrate a path to a healthy and thriving area.
This academic effort focuses on imagining the landscape along the corridors. The study illustrates a strategy to stimulate pedestrian use along public urban rooms within the Third and Fourth Street South. The proposal also illustrates how different buildings typologies in combination with public spaces can potentially help the area come alive.