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San Marco Avenue Design Standards Update

Project Description

SanMarcoLogo - Copy - CopyIn 2003, the city recognized the importance of the ambiance of the city's entrance ways, specifically along King St., San Marco Ave. and Anastasia Blvd.  In response, design standards were created for these important thoroughfares. While not as restrictive as the rules in the historic districts, these entry corridor guidelines encouraged of the history and desired ambiance of those particular streets.

Now, nearly 15 years after their enactment, the design standards need to be reviewed and updated. Rather than attempting to take on all three entry ways, the city is taking them one-by-one. The updated standards for Anastasia Blvd. were adopted by the City Commission at its September 25, 2017, meeting after more than 10 months of public meetings, drafts and revisions.

So, with one down and two to go, the Planning and Building Department is wasting no time on getting started on the next entry corridor to be reviewed: San Marco Avenue. The public is strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the next public meeting, which will be a joint meeting of the city’s Planning and Zoning Board and the Historic Architectural Review Board, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King Street.

The project is identified in the strategic goals adopted by the City, is supported by the City’s vision plan, and is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to update the land development codes and guidelines regulating development within the City.  The intent is to also update the Design Guidelines for King Street, as was already completed with the update of the guidelines for Anastasia Boulevard. This introduction flier provides an overview of the project and opportunities for public input. 

  • 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.
 Additional meetings will be scheduled for early in 2018.