ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (970 WFLA) - After a failed St. Pete Pier plan last year, Mayor Rick Kriseman has announced a new time frame to figure out the pier's future. 

He says it'll start with a community group that will collect public opinion about the pier and what should happen to it.

Kriseman says he hopes to have a new pier open for business by 2017. 

The old inverted-pyramid pier remains closed.

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