St. Pete mayor chooses Hines & Tampa Bay Rays for Tropicana redevelopment

“Development also creates an opportunity for neighborhoods to become neighbors around the department itself to become more expensive. And what we're trying to do is stem that tide,” said Buwa Binitie, the founder and CEO of Dantes Partners, who is heading the affordable housing element of the Hines & Tampa Bay Rays project proposal. It's a decision that came with some controversy—as dozens protested outside of city hall Monday.