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City Adopts Entrance Corridors Standards

St. Augustine has long been recognized as a city of distinctive character evidenced by the layout of its streets, its unique architectural styles and its seaside atmosphere.

The City Commission recognizes that St. Augustine’s character has taken centuries to develop and that the introduction of inharmonious elements in and adjacent to neighborhoods and the downtown area could quickly destroy the city’s appeal.

For nearly fifty years, restrictions have been in place that are specific to St. Augustine’s five historic preservation districts, but there has been no such regulations or guidelines for the primary thoroughfares leading into the city, areas known as entrance corridors.

That is until now.

At its regular meeting on February 10, 2003 the City Commission adopted guidelines based on The Design Standards for Entry Corridors, Guidelines for Public and Private Improvements, prepared by Herbert-Halback, Inc. and dated January 24, 2000. The document was adopted as the design standards for the entrance corridors.

Areas affected by the new standards are:
• King St. from Granada St. west to Palmer St.;
• San Marco Ave. from Castillo Dr. north to US 1; and
• Anastasia Blvd. from the Bridge of Lions south to the city limits.

In general, with the adoption of the guidelines:
• All new construction and site development within the entry corridors, excluding work within right-of-way, shall conform to the new standards;
• Any change in the use of a parcel of property shall require that the site, excluding buildings and facilities, be developed to conform to the standards, unless technically infeasible;
• Each element or space of a building or facility that is altered shall comply with the standards, unless technically infeasible; and
• When an alteration to a building or facility that incorporates exterior renovation constitutes 50% or more of the assessed value of the building or facility, the entire building or facility shall be made to conform to the standards.

Anyone with questions regarding the standards should contact the Planning and Building Department at 904.825.1065 during business hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday - Friday or visit the department at City Hall, 75 King Street, (4th floor, Elevator "B").

Copies of the standards may be reviewed at the Planning and Building Department or in the Neighborhood Council Office located on the first floor of City Hall. Anyone wishing a complete copy of the guidelines may request one, either printed or as a PDF file on CD for a nominal copying fee.

 

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