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King Street Design Standards Update

In 2001 the City of St. Augustine identified King Street, San Marco Avenue, and Anastasia Boulevard as critical gateways into the city.  These corridors are the primary entrance and exit points for the city and integral to the experience of living in and visiting St. Augustine.

To ensure that these corridors maintain the character that makes them so unique, a series of "Design Standards" were created and adopted in 2003.  The standards set parameters that help property owners and businesses as they build, rehabilitate and repair properties within the corridors.  This update to the King Street Design Standards will be similar to the one recently completed in 2018 for San Marco Avenue, and in 2017 for Anastasia Boulevard.  View/download the Project Introduction Handout for a summary of the King Street project.

These design guidelines have been in place since 2003, and this update is intended to better define, clarify and simplify the standards enforced by the City of St. Augustine. The guidelines will include standards on details such as preferred architectural styling, lighting, and landscaping.  The goal is to balance preserving the area's character with flexibility to develop the property to meet the owner's needs.

Public input and meetings

The planning team will be gathering data from residents, visitors and business owners throughout the process in order to understand their own vision for King Street, such as what the architecture should look and feel like, and what the design priorities are for future development.

Through early September 2018, the public is encouraged to take an online survey and plan to attend the interactive and discussion-based community meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 5pm, in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, 75 King Street.

Upcoming meeting dates are currently scheduled as follows (but are subject to change):

  • Early December: 30-day comment period begins for DRAFT standards document
  • January 9, 2019 (Wednesday): Presentation to joint HARB/PZB meeting
  • January 17, 2019 (Thursday): Presentation to HARB
  • March 5, 2019 (Tuesday): Final presentation to PZB
  • March 25, 2019 (Monday): Presentation to City Commission
Previous meetings: 

  • September 13, 2018 (Thursday): Joint meeting of Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) and Planning & Zoning Board (PZB)