GULFPORT, FL – – The volunteer group spearheading the revitalization efforts of the 49th Street South business district is inviting the community to participate in a unique opportunity to shape the area’s identity. In collaboration with St. Pete and Gulfport planning efforts, the core planning group is seeking input from residents to determine a fitting and vibrant name for 49th Street South, spanning from 2nd Ave N south to Boca Ciega Bay.
Nancy Dunham, Community Advocate, Business Owner, resident of Gulfport and spokesperson for the volunteer group, expresses the significance of community involvement in this initiative: “The renaming of 49th Street South is not just about choosing a name; it’s about capturing the essence of our community, past, present, and future. We want the name to tell our story and inspire a sense of pride and unity among residents and businesses alike.”
City Councilmember John Muhammad from St. Pete highlights the importance of this community-driven initiative: “The collaboration between residents and local authorities to rename 49th Street South is a testament to the power of community engagement. It’s an exciting opportunity for everyone to contribute to the identity and future vision of this vibrant district.”
Gulfport City Councilmember Ian O’Hara adds, “Our community has a rich history, and this initiative allows us to build on that foundation. The new name should reflect the diversity, culture, and aspirations of our residents. I encourage everyone to share their ideas and be part of shaping the identity of 49th Street South.”
How to Participate:
– Submit your name suggestions and ideas to email@example.com by December 31, 2023.
– The suggestions will be compiled and presented for community voting at the general meeting on January 8, 2024.
This initiative offers residents a chance to draw inspiration from personal experiences, historical roots, or envision a future for the district. Do you have memories of climbing tangerine and grapefruit trees, or do you see the district as a future foodie destination or tech hub? Share your thoughts and be part of this exciting community-building effort.
The community’s input is invaluable in shaping the future narrative of 49th Street South. Your participation is key to creating a name that resonates with the spirit and aspirations of our vibrant community.
About the 49th Street South Initiative
The 49th Street South Initiative is a community-driven effort to establish a new identity for the business district, reflecting the rich history, diversity, and future aspirations of the area. The initiative is a collaborative project involving residents, local authorities, and planning efforts from St. Pete, and Gulfport.
About the Core Planning Group
The Core Planning Group comprises dedicated volunteers working towards the revitalization and improvement of the 49th Street South business district. Their mission is to create a vibrant and unified community space that aligns with the values and aspirations of the residents and businesses.