Historic Preservation Master Plan
The adopted version of the Historic Preservation Master Plan (2018) can be found here. Please continue on this page to learn more about the process.
What is a Historic Preservation Master Plan?
This is a plan that varies between communities, based on their identified needs for historic preservation. In general, it will identify the existing conditions including a narrative of preservation planning history and regulations in the City, identify the community’s historic and cultural resources, provide an assessment of current and future needs based upon successes and challenges in the public and private stewardship of those resources, identify community goals and objectives and relate those to policies and strategies, and finally it will offer an implementation schedule.
The St. Augustine Historic Preservation Master Plan
The City of St. Augustine has a long history of preservation planning which was formalized in 1971 with five (5) Historic Preservation Zoning Districts with applicable architectural guidelines for redevelopment projects, and in 1974 the creation of the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) to protect the architectural character and integrity of the historic preservation districts. In addition to the Historic Preservation Zoning Districts, there are 7 National Register Historic Districts, 33 Individually listed buildings and sites on the National Register, and 5 buildings that have National Historic landmark designation along with the Town Plan National Historic Landmark District which refers to the entire fortified Colonial city from Orange Street to San Salvador, and Cordova Street to Avenida Menendez.
- 2018 ADOPTED DRAFT of Historic Preservation Master Plan
- 2018 DRAFT of Historic Preservation Master Plan
- 2018 SUPPLEMENT for Historic Preservation Master Plan
The City began the process to formally develop a Historic Preservation Plan for St. Augustine in 2015 that would synthesized previous planning efforts reflecting current preservation values, as well as goals and recommendations for the future. With the help of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) the planning process started off with an expert speaker to introduce the concept of the Historic Preservation Master Plan and was followed by a survey to gather initial public input. In January 2016, the consulting firm of Preservation Design Partnership, LLC, based out of Philadelphia, PA, was selected to head the effort to develop the St. Augustine Historic Preservation Master Plan which was completed in October 2018.
This webpage serves as a base for all information pertaining to the St. Augustine Historic Preservation Master Plan.
Meetings and Presentations
Videos of past presentations and meetings:
Plaza basin: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. Old Market and plaza, St. Augustine. 18--?. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 8 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/14220>, accessed 24 May 2016.
1885 view: View of the City of St. Augustine, Fla. 1885. Black & white digital image, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/266995>, accessed 24 May 2016.