The building known as Crislip Arcade, located at the 600 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, has been left vacant and neglected for more than two years.
Boarded up windows violate city council's directive that windows be fixed, and the graffiti and stenciled 'No Loitering' signs are an eyesore. While the old awning has been removed, temporary boards have been installed in its place. The once charming mosaic entrances have been reduced to restrooms for the homeless.
This depressed area of downtown is a deterrent for visitors to other local businesses. We respectfully encourage the Crislip Arcade owners and the City of St. Petersburg to address the condition of the property in a timely manner.
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We the undersigned are concerned about the appearance of the Crislip Arcade on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, and the effect is has on visitors to our businesses.
We respectfully encourage the Crislip Arcade owners and the City of St. Petersburg to address the condition of the property in a timely manner.