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Continued discussion highlights broad local issues

City staff in the Planning and Building Department has initiated the required evaluation of the City's Comprehensive Plan.  The city is required to submit a letter to the State Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) by December of 2018 that outlines the status of the City of St. Augustine's Comprehensive Plan, and indicates the need for any potential updates or amendments suggested by the evaluation.  The evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan and any subsequent amendments must include a public process.  In total, this is a two-year process.

The first discussion related to the Evaluation Report by the Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) was May 1, 2018.  The Planning and Zoning Board (PZB) looked at the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan, and began discussion of the Transportation Element.  The workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, June 26, at 2:00pm in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King St., will continue the discussion related to the Transportation Element and begin discussion of the Infrastructure, Housing, and Historic Preservation Elements. 

At this workshop, PZB is identifying potential broad local issues that should be addressed by an updated Comprehensive Plan.  Any issues identified will be acknowledged by the city in the evaluation letter submitted to the State DEO in December.  Subsequently, in 2019, the city will begin the process of a formal update and amend the Comprehensive Plan.

Staff will work through the end of the year with PZB, the Historic Architecture Review Board and the City Commission to identify and address any Comprehensive Planning issues.

Those who wish to review the staff report and background material distributed to PZB, can request a copy from the Planning and Building Department by calling 904.825.1065, or visit the webpage here.  Information may be requested from Amy Skinner, Project Manager, at askinner@citystaug.com.