St. Augustine Takes Another Step Forward With Its Master Plan

Sep 19, 2018

After three years of work, including more than a dozen public meetings, workshops and online surveys, St Augustine’s Historic Preservation Master Plan is finally ready to be adopted.

Historic Preservation Officer Jenny Wolfe says it’s not an inventory of important old statues and buildings but rather a blueprint for how to maintain the look and the feel of the city going forward.

“It provides some context as to what’s significant in St. Augustine and why we strive to protect and preserve those historic resources. And it’s a guiding document to help us establish future policies.”

St. Augustine’s Historic Architectural Review Board will review the proposed master plan and take public comments Thursday afternoon.  That meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the St. Augustine City Hall.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Board will take up the document when it meets October 2.

Both meetings will be streamed live on the city’s website.

Final approval of the 2018 Historic Preservation Master Plan rests with the St. Augustine City Commission.

 

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.

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