Construction is going on throughout downtown St Petersburg. This view is south from the 200 block of 1st St. N.
Construction on the next building to the south is less evident in the photo. The first two floors have been gutted and are being made into The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. It is expected to open in the Fall of 2017.
Not only are lanes closed for construction, but an entire block of Central Avenue from 1st St to 2nd St is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. This is the block between these two construction projects.
This isn't your grandparents St Petersburg - come see what a vibrant downtown we are now!