The Historic Old Northeast neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The concentration and diversity of early 20th century homes built on a grid of narrow brick streets with granite curbing and hexblock sidewalks, all shaded by a mature tree canopy, are hallmarks of the neighborhood. Maintaining these characteristics is a key objective of the neighborhood association, as the economic benefits of preservation are well known. The Granada Terrace neighborhood, a Local Historic District designated in 1988, is located within the boundaries of Historic Old Northeast, in addition to eleven local Landmarks.
HONNA’s Planning and Preservation Committee works with City staff, City Boards, and City Council members to advance the goals and objectives identified in the Neighborhood Plan. Members review variance applications, often attending Community Planning and Preservation Commission(CPPC) meetings, City Council meetings, and Development Review Commission (DRC)meetings to advocate for or against proposals that affect the neighborhood.
The Committee also developed and oversees the Tree Canopy program.
St. Petersburg and The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood
St. Petersburg is...
- One of the seven most beautiful and underrated places in the US (EscapeHere online travel site)
- Top Arts Destination/Mid-Sized Cities (American Style magazine)
- One of 52 Places in the World You Should Visit (New York Times, 2014)
- One of the 10 Best Places in the Country to Retire (Money magazine)
- The prettiest city in Florida…The real attraction here, the first thing that sets the town apart from the rest of Florida [is its neighborhoods]” (Sarasota magazine, 2015)
With our next door proximity to the flourishing downtown—with its museums, shops, theaters and restaurants--and preserved parkland along the bay featuring an aquatic center, tennis courts, beach volleyball, concert and festival venues and with easy convenience to the interstate, The Historic Old Northeast neighborhood continues being appreciated as St. Pete’s jewel on Tampa Bay.