We know downtowns. In fact, we see urban design as an important part of our firm's work, as it reflects the values and identity of a community. From walkability to complete streets to material choices, each community can be represented by its revitalized urban centers.
While our team has experience with a variety of public and private streetscape projects across Florida and even internationally, we are especially proud of our efforts in the City of St. Augustine over the past 13 years.
Planning + Guidelines
Through a series of visioning and planning exercises, Marquis Latimer + Halback has developed streetscape guidelines for the city. The first planning exercise completed by Fred Halback and the City over 13 years ago, the St. Augustine Entry Corridor Guidelines, was adopted by the City Commission and is currently used to guide both public and private improvements along San Marco Boulevard, King Street, and Anastasia Boulevard.
Most recently, the firm completed the Historic Downtown Streetscape Guidelines, which focused on adding “complete streets” components to improve walkability and multi-modal connections throughout the downtown historic district. Extensive research and public participation contributed to the materials palette that reflects the historic lighting of St. Augustine, the specific color mixture of brick (now adopted by Whitacre Greer brick as the “St. Augustine Blend”, coquina shell sidewalks, and even the wooden bollards.