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Entry Corridor Design Standards

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 are 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 for Entry Corridors" were created and adopted in 2003.  The standards set parameters that helped property owners and businesses as they build, rehabilitate, and repair properties within the corridors.  

King Street Design Standards Update
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The King Street Design Guidelines have been in place since 2003, and the 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.

View/download the Project Introduction Handout for a summary of the King Street project.

Public input and meetings

The planning team gathered 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.

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

  • March 7, 2019 (Thursday): Final presentation to PZB
  • King Street Entry Corridor updated design standards final draft for PZB review
  • March 25, 2019 (Monday): Presentation to City Commission
  • King Street Entry Corridor updated design standards final draft for City Commission review
  • King Street Entry Corridor update presentation
  • April 8, 2019 (Monday):  Second Presentation to City Commission
  • King Street Entry Corridor updated design standards final draft for City Commission review
  • King Street Entry Corridor comparison summary
  • The City hosted a public Workshop to review the proposed update to the Design Standards on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm, in the Alacazar Room, City Hall.
  • The latest draft (Version 8) including changes suggested at the May 22, 2019 Workshop is available for review and comment from Friday, June 28, 2019 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  Comments should be submitted before July 17th in order to be addressed prior to the next City Commission discussion related to the King Street Design Standards update.  Find attached a comparison of changes made to the updated corridor.
  • August 26, 2019 (Monday):  The King Street Design Standards update (Version 8.1) will be on the City Commission Agenda for review, and potential adoption Monday, August 26th.  Find attached the latest version for review here.
Previous meetings: 

  • September 13, 2018 (Thursday): Joint meeting of Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) and Planning & Zoning Board (PZB)
  • December 19, 2018: 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 7, 2019 (Tuesday):  Presentation to PZB

Anastasia Boulevard Design Standards

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The Anastasia Boulevard Design Standards Update did not change the scope or the intent of the guidelines but hopefully made them clearer and easier to work with and clarified the review and approval process. Go directly to the 2017 survey details, results and summary.

This project was identified in the strategic goals adopted by the City, was supported by the City’s vision plan, and was part of the City’s ongoing efforts to update the land development codes and guidelines regulating development within the City.  This introduction flier provided an overview of the project and opportunities for public input. 

  • The update will not impact the right-of-way or sidewalks of Anastasia Boulevard.
  • The update will not change the scope or area where the requirements need to be met, it will hopefully clarify these issues.
  • The update is not related to any of the issues discussed as mobility planning.
  • The update will not manage or change traffic patterns on Anastasia Boulevard, the guidelines are only appearance guidelines.

Survey Summaries and Design Standards Update Materials

Meetings and Presentations

The public process was an important component of the update to the guidelines.  The City planned a series of workshops and meetings, including public input from the merchants and residents of Anastasia Island, and public hearings with the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) and the Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB).  This process started in October of 2016 and concluded when the City Commission adopted the revised guidelines on July 25, 2017.
 

Previous Events

September 29, 2016, 5:30pm  
City Hall, Alcazar Room
75 King Street

Community meeting 
See PowerPoint Presentation Here

November 30, 2016, 2pm
Willie Galimore Center
399 Riberia St.

Joint PZB and HARB Meeting
See PowerPoint Presentation Here
Watch Video Here
April 12, 2017, 4pm-7pm
City Hall, Alcazar Room
75 King Street

Joint PZB and HARB Meeting Agenda
See Draft Anastasia Boulevard Design Standards Here 

April 20, 2017 Presentation to HARB

May 2, 2017 Final Presentation to PZB

June 12, 2017 Presentation to City Commission 

July 10, 2017 City Commission Meeting First Reading

August 14, 2017 City Commission Meeting Second Reading and adoption of Resolution adopting the updated Anastasia Boulevard Design Standards

General Public Comment

Documents

Maps


San Marco Avenue Design StandardsSan Marco Ave Logo

The San Marco Avenue Design Standards Update was identified in the strategic goals adopted by the City, was supported by the City’s vision plan, and was part of the City’s ongoing efforts to update the land development codes and guidelines regulating development within the City.   This introduction flier provided an overview of the project.

  • The update will not impact the right-of-way or sidewalks of San Marco Avenue.
  • The update will not change the scope or area where the requirements need to be met, it will hopefully clarify these issues.
  • The update is not related to any of the issues discussed as mobility planning.
  • The update will not manage or change traffic patterns on San Marco Avenue, the guidelines are only appearance guidelines.
A survey was available for the public during the Fall of 2017 with a summary report available here.  The final draft of the update to the San Marco Avenue Design Standards was also available for review and comment.  On February 1, 2018, a 30-day review period began, and the public was encouraged to provide feedback.

At the Thursday, March 15, 2018, Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB) meeting, the HARB reviewed and positively recommended the update with some additional comments. The PZB reviewed the latest draft at their Tuesday, April 3, 2018 meeting, and after additional discussion recommended the updated standards to the City Commission, who adopted the guidelines on June 25, 2018.

The final and approved San Marco Avenue Design Standards document is available here.

Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, February 1: 30-day public comment period of design standards draft;
  • Thursday, February 8: Joint workshop of the Historic Architectural Review Board and Planning & Zoning Board;
  • Thursday, March 15, 1:00pm, The Alcazar Room, City Hall: Historic Architectural Review Board meeting;
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2:00pm, The Alcazar Room, City Hall: Planning and Zoning Board meeting;
  • Monday, June 25, 5:00pm, The Alcazar Room, City Hall: City Commission considered the updated standards for adoption by Resolution;
  • June Planning and Zoning Board and City Commission meetings for recommendations and adoption Public Hearings regarding any required code clarifications.