Snell Isle Alerts

Food Truck Friday This Week!

Our last Snell Isle Food Truck Friday of the year will be this week, Nov 4th. Bring your friends, join your neighbors for this casual event along Snell Isle Boulevard in front of the Vinoy. Lawn chairs and coolers optional, but many will gather to enjoy their meal in the greenspace. The truck will be ready to serve at 5:30PM until about 8:00, or it sells out. They take cash or credit card and serve non-alcoholic beverages.

Fishin Chicken is our food truck and they have provided a menu ahead of time to check out. We hope you'll join us for this popular event. All are welcome!

Fishin Chicken Menu

Hurricane Ian - How You Can Help!

UPDATE! Hit The Mitt and Saint Pete Girl Bosses are very grateful for the Snell Isle resident contributions for our younger neighbors in south Florida. They appreciate your help and are wrapping things up for now until they are made aware of further needs. Thank you again for your concern and efforts.

One way Snell Isle residents can directly help those impacted by Hurricane Ian is by providing supplies. Hit the Mitt and Saint Pete Girl Bosses are partnering to deliver new and gently used adult and children's clothing to southwest Florida. They are also asking for sports equipment donations they will deliver to rec centers and schools who may be able to help the kids while their families are dealing with the aftermath and trauma of the storm.

Catherine Nelke, our Snell Isle neighbor, and founder of Hit the Mitt, has offered to be the drop-off point for your donations. Catherine is at 1220 Monterey Blvd NE. If you have questions, please email Catherine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you Catherine, and all those who will provide donations to send down to southwest Florida.

Food Truck Friday - This Week!

We hope you'll join your neighbors, and bring your friends to the Snell Isle Food Truck Friday event on Oct 7th. Maggie On The Move and Churned Ice Cream will be providing our dinner and dessert treats that evening. Both trucks accept cash and credit cards.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy your meal along the parkway at Snell Isle Boulevard, in front of the Vinoy Golf Course. The trucks begin serving at 5:30 PM and will be there until approx 8:00 PM.

As we have done in the past, our featured charity is Mercy Keepers, a 501 c 3 organization. They serve those in need around St. Pete. We asked them what we could contribute and they said they will be providing Thanksgiving meal items to their clients. So if you are inclined to donate, please bring boxed mashed potatoes, canned cranberries, canned green beans, stuffing and/or gravy. Mercy Keepers also requested reusable shopping bags. Several neighbors routinely bring cash or personal checks made out to the charity. Event organizer, Kristin Bitter, collects those as well and delivers them to the charity along with the goods donated.

We hope to see everyone out on Friday night at Food Truck Friday!

Boat Break-In

From the SPPD: "Between 2:00PM on 9/16 to 10:30AM on 9/17, an unknown suspect entered a docked boat in the 1800 block of Brightwaters Blvd NE. The victim reported various missing items."

We are sorry this happened and want everyone to be aware of the incident so we can all keep an eye out and report any suspicious activity. Motion sensor lighting and security cameras are always considered good deterrents. Stay safe.

Trop Redevelopment

Mayor Welch is hosting two more Community Conversations with a focus on the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District Redevelopment. The Community Conversations will serve as a public platform for residents to influence the creation of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and help guide priorities for the redevelopment. Please attend one of these upcoming sessions to have your input heard.

➢ Tuesday, July 19, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm | St. Petersburg College - Gibbs Campus (6605 5th Ave. N) Co-hosted by Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA)

➢ Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm | USF St. Pete Co-hosted by Rotary Club of St. Petersburg

St. Pete 2050 Plan Impacts Snell Isle: Call To Action

Over 100 people attended the last Snell Isle Property Owners Association (SIPOA) meeting on May 17th. Elizabeth Abernethy from the City's' Development Review Commission (DRC) and Derek Kilborn from the City's Urban Planning and Historic Preservation Division presented the St. Pete 2050 plan. There were many questions from the meeting attendees relative to the impact Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) could have on Snell Isle. ADUs are incremental living spaces (attached or unattached) to a primary dwelling. No additional parking requirements are mandated along with the extra living spaces proposed in the plan.

To date, Snell Isle has not been zoned for ADUs as they have not been approved for Coastal High Hazard Areas (CHHA), of which Snell Isle is a part of. ADUs are being proposed for CHHAs in an effort to create more affordable house for St. Pete. With 1,000 people a day moving to Florida, the next 30 years are projected to bring 90,000 more people to St. Pete.

There was concern about additional building in a CHHA given it could increase the impervious surface ratio (more concrete, less water absorbtion) and could exacerbate the water run-off issues Snell Isle faces during heavy rains and storms.

We have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed 2050 plan as it is headed to City Council on June 9th for a first reading, then again on July 14th for final review and approval. You can count on representatives from your Snell Isle Board to be present and voicing concerns about the plan. We welcome all neighbors to attend. Not only is it fascinating to see how our city goverment works, but a full gallery of people will have an impact at the meeting.

Now would be the time to write to our Mayor and City Council members, as well as weigh in with Liz Abernethy and Derek Kilborn as they are the authors of the plan. For your consideration, following are a few points of concern that have been voiced by Snell Isle residents:

maintaining the character and desirability of our neighborhood

infrastructure impact of additional residents

the additional flooding component

pattern and compatibility of our neighborhood

rentals vs ownership

reduction of permeable surface

For ease of reference, see email addresses for the city council and mayor:

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Please consider blind copying Bonnie Hargrett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you decide to send an email. She will print those out and use them to show neighborhood support when she speaks at the City Council meetings.

For all interested in reading the 2050 plan, you can go to www.stpete2050.com or see the link below for a version on sharepoint.

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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