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Joint meeting of PZB and HARB is Thursday, September 13 and open to the public

King Street Design Standard LogoOne of St. Augustine’s most striking and valuable assets is simply the way it looks. Residents appreciate the fact that every day they live, work and play in a city that does not look like “just anywhere,” but rather in a city whose distinctive architecture expresses the city’s past and its unique ambiance.

In 2003, the city recognized that while the historic downtown was protected by strict guidelines, it might be losing control of the ambiance of the city’s entrance ways, specifically along King St., San Marco Ave. and Anastasia Blvd. This concern led to the creation of design standards for those important thoroughfares. These guidelines are contained in the Design Standards for Entry Corridors Guide.

In 2015, a dozen years after the original guidelines were adopted, it was determined that an updated version was needed, so an intensive, community-involved review and revision of the guidelines were compiled first for Anastasia Blvd. and then San Marco Ave. Now it is King St.’s turn.

On Tuesday, August 28, the process begins for the King St. corridor with a public meeting scheduled for 5:00pm in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, located at 75 King St. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this important interactive and discussion-based meeting.

The area being discussed stretches from King St.’s intersection with Ponce de Leon Blvd. east to Granada St. and west to the railroad crossing and the city limits on W. King St. This initial meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet members of the design and planning team who will work on the look of a street that so many residents and businesses travel so often. 

The Kickoff meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 5:00pm, The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate in this important interactive and discussion-based meeting.

The survey

Offer your input immediately by taking this quick and easy online survey.

PZB/HARB review

Thursday, September 13, 2:00pm in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75. King St. 

In a joint meeting the city's Planning and Zoning Board and the Historic Architectural Review Board will discuss the review and update of the guidelines.

More information

Contact the Planning and Building Department at 904.825.1065 or visit the King Street Design Standards Update page  or on the "Projects and Publications" link under the Planning and Building Department tab at www.CityStAug.com

Email inquiries may be sent to project coordinators Carter Gresham or Amy Skinner.