It appears the St. Pete Court Construction project is going to be delayed by at least another month or more. One of the contractors on the project said that construction is “at least a month away” as he was delivering another load of cinder blocks to the site.
He said that shortages of materials has caused a major delay with concrete deliveries backlogged by at least ten weeks. He also claimed that they are having trouble hiring people to work, contrary to what our President said in a national press conference last week.
We will keep you posted on the details. The delay would push the start date into mid-June at the earliest, meaning the work will be done during the summer, rainy season in Florida, potentially delaying the project even further.
The project would transfer the outdoor court, America’s first public jai-alai cancha, to about 32 meters in length with walls 20 feet high in the front and side.