Reconnecting the Castillo & the Bayfront
Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Grant

Conceptual Design Documents

Design Issues
2nd & 3rd Public Meetings
November 18 & 19, 2010

Go to Step 1 page.

Six Potential Alternatives
2nd & 3rd Public Meetings
November 18 & 19, 2010

Go to Step 2 page.

Other Documents
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Conceptual Designs
We Need Your Feedback

Avenida Menendez and South Castillo Drive together represent one of the most important corridors through downtown St. Augustine. Not only is it a state road (A1A), it is the main connection between downtown and the Castillo de San Marcos. The corridor also defines the relationship of the historic downtown with the bayfront.

This planning study focuses on improved movement of people...from vehicles and carriages to bikes and pedestrians. Due to the complexity of the corridor and the multitude of issues that need to be addressed, the following webpages are divided into two steps.

The Halback Design Group team suggests that the steps are reviewed in order. If you prefer one consolidated PowerPoint presentation, a link is provided at the bottom of the page.

STEP 1: Design Issues

There are a number of design issues that affect the corridor and the overall movement of people. These issues include the variety of mobility modes, crosswalk locations, the Castillo de San Marcos parking lot, roadway cross sections, and more.

STEP 2: Alternative Concepts

Using the "kit of parts" identified above, a series of six alternatives have been developed for discussion. None of these are "preferred" alternates or are final designs. These are to explore a variety of configurations, traffic patterns, etc. for comments and questions.

Halback Design Group team members will be developing 3-4 concepts, with appropriate traffic analyses based on the feedback from the community, the City of St. Augustine, the National Park Service, the Florida Department of Transportation, and other stakeholders.


Get Started on Step 1: Design Issues

STEP 1 and 2 Combined: PowerPoint presentation

The following link is to a PDF document of the PowerPoint presentation as presented on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19. This is provided as an alternative method of reviewing the material (versus the website).

Design Issues & Preliminary Concepts -
Public Meetings PowerPoint presentation
(downloadable as PDF)

Opportunties for Feedback

The City of St. Augustine and the Halback Design Group team would like to highlight that continual opportunities for public feedback are available:

Jeremy Marquis, LEED AP, Project Manager, Halback Design Group, Inc.
Phone: 904.825.6747; Email:

Public Meetings
January 10 - City Commission
February 14 - City Commission
March 14 - Fourth Public Meeting (Commission Workshop
April 11 - City Commission


Project Schedule
(Note New Dates)

Data Collection, Research, Assessment, Framework
July 26 – September 17
• Kickoff Meeting
• City Commission Meeting – August 23 - “Planning Kickoff & Project Update”
• Full Data Collection through Framework Plan
• First Public Meeting – Thursday. September 16 (evening)

Alternative Design Options
September 20 – January 24

• City Commission Meeting – October 11 - “Research Findings & Alternative Design Intro”
• Conceptual Designs
• Preferred Plans
• Second Public Meeting – Thursday, November 18 (evening)
• Third Public Meeting – Friday, November 19 (afternoon)
• PZB (January 4, 2011 @ 2pm)
• Parking & Traffic (January 13, 2011 @ 9am)
• Anastasia Boulevard business owners (January 13 @ 6:30pm, Alligator Farm education center)
• Historic Area Chamber of Commerce (January 14 @ 8:30am, Prosperity Bank community room)
• HARB (January 20, 2011 @ 2pm)
• City Commission Meeting - January 24, 2011 @ 5pm - "Four Alternative Plans & Kickoff of Final Master Plan"
• City Commission Meeting - February 14, 2011 @ 5pm - "Six Alternative Plans & Kickoff of Final Master Plan"

Final Master Plan, Preliminary Design & Engineering
January 24 – March 11

• Final Master Plan (based on preferred alternate), Modeling, Permit Requirements, etc.
• Meetings as needed.

Grant Application & Wrap Up Meetings
March 11 – March 28

• Meetings as needed.
• Commission Workshop - March 14 - Alternate 12A
• City Commission Meeting – April 11 - “Final Master Plan and Next Steps”

Note: This schedule is subject to change and is provided for informational purposes only.



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