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At their January 10, 2022, meeting, the City Commission directed staff to finalize the terms of a lease with the St. Johns Cultural Council, Inc., and to make the document publicly available. The City Commission will review the lease at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 14, and is expected to approve the final terms.
The Waterworks Building, located at 184 San Marco Avenue, will be leased to the Cultural Council for use of the building as a community center providing arts, culture, and educational programing.
The building contains an open assembly room that can accommodate approximately 150 seats, a small stage, two offices, a kitchen/break room, a storage room and three ADA-compliant restrooms. The 51-space parking lot associated with the Waterworks Building is a public parking lot that also serves the Public Library and Florida National Guard Armory. There are an additional 11 reserved spaces for the Public Library that are situated on land owned by St. Johns County.
Highlights of the lease agreement include:
The complete lease is available here.
Media inquiries may be directed to Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.825.1053 or via email.