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UF / Historic St. Augustine Strategic Plan

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UF / Historic St. Augustine Strategic Plan

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Client: University of Florida
RS&H, Inc.

Project Scope: Urban Design
Master Planning
Landscape Architectural Guidelines

Project Size: 34 buildings/properties

Award: APA Florida Chapter Neighborhood Planning Merit Award

Project Description & Challenge

The University of Florida and a team of planners, architects, engineers, and exhibit specialists developed a plan to guide the management of the State-owned historic properties in downtown St. Augustine. As the responsible steward for the management of the properties, the University required careful research and evaluation of the existing assets as well as a sustainable financial model for operations. Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. provided local guidance on the landscape architectural and urban design issues.

Solution

One of the central findings of the plan is a joint-use center to orient visitors to the military and civilian aspects of life in Colonial St. Augustine and a re-purposed Colonial Quarter Living Museum. The plan also included standards for appropriate refurbishments and additions to buildings, site elements, and landscape.

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