A signature icon for downtown St. Petersburg since the late 1800s, the St. Pete Pier is currently in the process of being revitalized. The new master plan features a park-like design that serves as a destination to maximize the city's connection to the water, including a series of opportunities for visitors and residents to explore and enjoy the area. Specific elements will include, but are not limited to upgrades to Spa Beach, multi-level observation platforms, designated areas for cycling/walking/jogging/recreation, floating docks for fishing with a bait shop, a boat house and kayak slips, an educational center with both wet and dry classrooms, a designated space for events, and The Overlook Bar & Grill. An electric tram system is also anticipated to be added for ease of transportation to the end of the pier. The project is anticipated to be completed by the Fall of 2018. For additional details and continued updates, go to http://www.newstpetepier.com.