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The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: email@example.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
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The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is St. Augustine’s most famous historical landmark and probably the most visited. Constructed by the Spanish late in the late 1600’s, the Castillo will celebrate its 70th anniversary as a national monument next year.
A recently released study that took a close look at St. Augustine’s heritage tourism offers an assessment of the industry and makes recommendations aimed at enhancing that industry and maintaining its viability.
The study, "Heritage Tourism Assessment & Recommendations" was conducted over a two year period by a five member team from the Southern Office of the National Historic Trust for Historic Preservation. The cost of the study, $25,000, was shared equally by the City of St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Foundation Center.
After reviewing the study, St. Augustine Mayor George Gardner commented, in a column in the St. Augustine Record, "It is to my mind perhaps the most significant study our city has had for years -- perhaps generations. I'm gratified that many of its recommendations are elements we're already working on.
"Central to the Heritage Tourism study is the establishment of a Heritage Tourism task force, bringing in all the ‘stakeholders’ in our city's tourism industry: business owners, restaurants, accommodations, attractions, city government, our Heritage Tourism Department, our county Tourist Development Council and Visitors and Convention Bureau, the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and our residents.
"If we can work together, as a community, the only special interest being our entire community, the rest of this study's road map will fall into place, with a destination undreamed of even today."
The 41-page study includes an overview of heritage tourism, discussions regarding the workings of the community and tourism industry, discussions of historic sites and programs and the need for authenticity and quality as well as recommendations regarding preservation and marketing.
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The appendix of the report refers to the "Charleston Tourism Management Ordinance," which was included in the written report but not in the electronic version and thus does not appear in the above referenced PDF file.
To view the Code of the City of Charleston, click here, then click on "Chapter 29 Tourism."