Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Introduction to Block & Lot File
Title: Leased property [recommendations and considerations]
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Title: Leased property recommendations and considerations
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Introduction to Block & Lot File
Physical Description: Inventory
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
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Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine
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Bibliographic ID: UF00090497
Volume ID: VID00011
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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LEASED PROPERTY


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SPANISH STREET (Block 12, Lots 4, 5, 8 AND 9).


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: None at this time

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In compliance

PRESENT USE: 15 parking spaces used for HSAPB Interpretive Staff, Museum Store staff and
tenants of HSAPB managed properties.

RECOMMENDED USE: Same as present use.

CONSIDERATIONS: Because parking is so limited in the area of St. Augustine where H.S.A.P.B.
properties are located, parking is provided for employees and when possible to tenants and
volunteers. This is done both as a convenience and as a way to insure that the few public spaces
in this area will be available to others. Consideration should be given to alternative uses of this
property if the City of St. Augustine adopts a parking and transportation system to accommodate
people who live and work in the area.


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CUNA STREET: (Block 12, Lot 17 and parts of Lot 13 and 14).


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: No immediate needs

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In Compliance

PRESENT USE: 8 parking spaces used by H.S.A.P.B. Maintenance Staff and H.S.A.P.B. owned
vehicles.

RECOMMENDED USE: Same as present use

CONSIDERATIONS: Because parking is so limited in the are of St. Augsutine where H.S.A.P.B.
properties are located, parking is provided for employees and when possible to tenants and
volunteers. This is done both for convenience and as a way to insure that the few public spaces in
this area will be available to others. Consideration should be given to alternative uses of this
property if the City of St. Augustine adopts a parking and transportation system to accommodate
people who live and work in the area.


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CHARLOTTE STREET (Block 8, Lot 2)


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: None at this time

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In compliance

PRESENT USE: 9 parking spaces used for H.S.A.P.B. Interpretive Staff and tenants of H.S.A.P.B.
managed properties.

RECOMMENDED USE: Same as present use.

CONSIDERATIONS: Because parking is so limited in the area of St. Augsutine where H.S.A.P.B.
properties are located, parking is provided for employees and when possible to tenants and
volunteers. This is done both as a convenience and as a way to insure that the few public spaces
in this area will be available to others. Consideration should be given to alternative uses of this
property if the City of St. Augustine adopts a parking and transportation system to accommodate
people who live and work in the area.


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JOANEDA HOUSE: 57 Treasury Street (Block 13 Lot 7). Two story masonry construction. Split
shingle roof. Constructed ca. 1806. Donated to the Board by Elizabeth Towers in 1976.

MECHANICAL: Central heat and air
WIRING: Adequate
PLUMBING: On first and second floors

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Painting inside and out. Some woodwork on windows and shutters.

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In compliance

PRESENT USE: Rental property

RECOMMENDED USE: Rental property with future consideration to furnish it and use it for
visiting scholars or short term rental. The separate leasing of the yard area to the Food Court that
abuts it on the west side should be considered.

CONSIDERATIONS: The primary consideration in the use of the structure should be the
preservation of the structure itself, one of the few remaining Spanish Colonial structures in St.
Augustine.


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WATSON HOUSE: 206 Charlotte Street (Block 28 Lot 4). Wood frame structure; lapped siding,
splint shingle roof, two story. 1150 square feet. Erected by the Board in 1968.

MECHANICAL: Central heat and air
WIRING: Adequate
PLUMBING: Adequate on both floors

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Interior painting.

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In compliance

PRESENT USE: The building is currently rented out as first and second floor apartments. The
interiors are in need of rehabilitation and the rental income is currently below market value.

RECOMMENDED USE: Present leases be terminated and the interior rehabilitated One
apartment be leased out as an unfurnished and one be furnished and used to house interns or
short term employees of HSAPB or HSI, Inc. or rented out on a short term basis.


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HAAS HOUSE: 28 Cuna Street (Block 7 Lot 9). Two story frame building, metal roof, beveled
siding. 1600 Square Feet. Donated to the Board by St. Augustine Restoration in 1982.

MECHANICAL: Central heat and air, both floors
WIRING:
PLUMBING: Restrooms on both floors

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: No immediate needs

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: In Compliance

PRESENT USE: Retail (first floor). HSAPB apartment (second floor)

RECOMMENDED USE: Craft Shop (first floor). Apartment (second floor) leased to the general
public.

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure leased with a craft theme in conjunction with other HSAPB
properties on Cuna Street will set an appropriate tone for this section of Cuna Street that is next
to the Spanish Quarter Museum as well as produce rental income. By leasing the second floor as an
apartment, rather than reserving it for the Board use the "residential" aspect of this part of St.
Augustine is reenforced.


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SIMS HOUSE: 12 Charlotte Street (Block 8 Lot 12). One story wood frame building, lapped wood
siding, split shingle roof. 720 Square Feet. Purchased by the Board from the St. Augustine
Restoration Foundation in 1977.

MECHANICAL:
WIRING: upgrading needed -
PLUMBING: None.

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:- an immQudits ang -

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: Funding received for FY 93/94 to correct "wiring"

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: Funding request for FY 93/94 for wheel chair accessibility

PRESENT USE: Retail craft store

RECOMMENDED USE: Leased as a retail craft store with a lease agreement that specifies craft
production on the premises and participation in a cooperative promotion effort of Cuna Street craft
shops.

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure leased with a craft theme in conjunction with other HSAPB
properties on Cuna Street will set an appropriate tone for this section of Cuna Street that is next
to the Spanish Quarter Museum as well as produce rental income. Operating it as a period craft
shop as was done after it was originally constructed is not longer appropriate given to commitment
to a self-conducted museum area (the Spanish Quarter Museum).


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OLD BLACKSMITH SHOP: 26 Charlotte St. (Block 8 Lot 15). Wood frame structure. Board and
batten siding, split shingle roof. )25 square feet. Erected by the Board in 1968.

MECHANICAL: ..
WIRING: Limited electricity -
PLUMBING: None

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: No immediate maintenance needs.

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: Accessible

PRESENT USE: Rental property

RECOMMENDED USE: Leased as a retail craft shop with a lease agreement that specifies craft
production on the premises and participation in a cooperative promotion effort of Cuna Street craft
shops.

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure leased with a craft theme in conjunction with other HSAPB
properties on Cuna Street will set an appropriate tone for this section of Cuna Street that is next
to the Spanish Quarter Museum as well as produce rental income. Operating it as a period craft
shop as was done after it was originally constructed is no longer appropriate given to commitment
to a self-conducted museum area (the Spanish Quarter Museum).


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WELLS PRINT SHOP: 27 Cuna Street (Block 8 Lot 19). Small frame structure. Split shingled
roof; lapped wood siding. 220 Square feet. Erected by the Board.

MECHANICAL: Heat and air window unit
WIRING: Needs upgrading
PLUMBING: None

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: painting inside and out. New roof

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: Presently in compliance (some services can be offered at another
location which is wheel chair accessible)

PRESENT USE: Retail shop

RECOMMENDED USE: Leased as a retail craft shop with a lease agreement that specifies craft
production on the premises and participation in a cooperative promotion effort of Cuna Street craft
shops.

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure leased with a craft theme in conjunction with other HSAPB
properties on Cuna Street will set an appropriate tone for this section of Cuna Street that is next
to the Spanish Quarter Museum as well as produce rental income. Operating it as a period craft
shop as was done after it was originally constructed is no longer appropriate given to commitment
to a self-conducted museum area (the Spanish Quarter Museum).


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HARNESS SHOP: 17 Cuna Street (Block 8 Lot 15). Wood frame structure, split-shingled roof.
308 square feet. Erected by the Board.

MECHANICAL: Window unit for heat and air
WIRING: adequate
PLUMBING: None

Maintenance needs: None needed at present

Life Safety Corrections needed: None

ADA Compliance Status: acceptable

PRESENT USE: leased as a retail craft shop

RECOMMENDED USE: Leased as a retail craft shop with a lease agreement that specifies craft
production on the premises and participation in a cooperative promotion effort of Cuna Street craft
shops.

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure leased with a craft theme in conjunction with other HSAPB
properties on Cuna Street will set an appropriate tone for this section of Cuna Street that is next
to the Spanish Quarter Museum as well as produce rental income. Operating it as a period craft
shop as was done after it was originally constructed is no longer appropriate given to commitment
to a self-conducted museum area (the Spanish Quarter Museum).


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BENET HOUSE: 65 St. George Street (Block 8 Lot 1). Two story masonry construction. 2,000
square feet. Erected by the Board in 1965.

MECHANICAL: Central heating and air conditioning (installed 1993)
WIRING: Adequate
PLUMBING: Adequate

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: None

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: No handicap accessibility to first floor retail stores, but customers
with limited mobility could be served from the street.

PRESENT USE: Retail, residential

RECOMMENDED USE: Retail, residential. The lease to Yo-Ho-Ho not be renewed.

CONSIDERATIONS: The space currently occupied by Yo-Ho-Ho should be offered to the
commercial tenant who has the rest of the first floor or a retail business with a Spanish or British
or traditional craft theme should be sought.


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ARRIVAS HOUSE: 46 St. George St. (Block 12 Lot 22). Masonry two and one-half story
construction split shingled roof first floor plastered walls second and third story gabled ends,
lapped siding. Erected by Board in 1961.

MECHANICAL: Central heat and air on all three floors ,
WIRING: Overloaded
PLUMBING: Restrooms only on third floor

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Painting needed inside

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: / o -: -

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: Funds requested for wheel chair accessibility

PRESENT USE: Retail

RECOMMENDED USE: (First floor) retail. (Second floor) rent as office space

CONSIDERATIONS: By making an increased effort to work with the lessees on St. George Street
to carry goods of high quality and with some relation to Spanish, British or handcrafted themes,
the objective of receiving a good rental income while helping to maintain a "tone" conducive to
attracting people with an interest in history and preservation to St. Augustine can be achieved.


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SANCHEZ DE ORTIGOSA: 60 St. George St. (Block 12 Lot 18) (1100 square feet). Main building
masonry construction, flat roof, additional structure added to rear of building wood construction,
split-shingled roof. Erected by Foundation 1966/67. Swapped to Board in 1983 in exchange for
Benet Store.

MECHANICAL: Heatand air supplied by- window taits. -s
WIRING:
PLUMBING: Restrooms inside

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Painting inside and out. Upgrading of electrical system.

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: None

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: CIP funding pending for wheelchair accessibility, although a design
that would not be intrusive has not been worked out.

PRESENT USE: Leased out as a retail store

RECOMMENDED USE: Continued lease as a retail store

CONSIDERATIONS: By making an increased effort to work with the lessees on St. George Street
to carry goods of high quality and with some relation to Spanish, British or handcrafted themes, the
objective of receiving a good rental income while helping to maintain a "tone" conducive to
attracting people with an interest in history and preservation to St. Augustine can be achieved.


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PAREDES-DODGE HOUSE: 54 St. George Street. Masonry construction. Asbestos roof. NQ I- .
story building. Acquired by San Agustin Antiguo Foundation, Inc. in 1986.

MECHANICAL: No central heat and air )
WIRING: Needs upgrading j ) '
PLUMBING: Restroom on second floor 2) oo

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: New roof, some wood work, inside and outside painting

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES:

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: No handicap accessibility to first floor retail stores, but customers
with limited mobility could be served from the street

PRESENT USE: Retail

RECOMMENDED USE: Retail

CONSIDERATIONS: This structure, one of the 35 original Spanish Colonial structures remaining
in the Historic Districts of St. Augustine should in the future be restored to its Spanish Colonial
appearance and consideration given to using it as an interpretive structure. Until such time as such
a restoration can be undertaken, this structure should remain as a retail structure.


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SALCEDO HOUSE: 42 St. George Street. Two story masonry construction; hand-split shingle
roof second story is an apartment. 2,000 square feet. Rear building is a one story kitchen
building also masonry construction. Rear building is rental property. 462 square feet. Erected by
the Board in 1962.

MECHANICAL: Heat and air in first and second stories by window units. Heat and air window
unit in rear building
WIRING: Overloaded
PLUMBING: One restroom in second floor apartment. Rear building has a sink, no restroom

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:

LIFE SAFETY ISSUES: Funds allotted for FY 93/94 to correct wiring problems

ADA COMPLIANCE STATUS: Funds requested for FY 93/95 to make wheel chair accessible.

CURRENT USE: Retail Store and food service

RECOMMENDED USE: Retail Store and food service. Salcedo House be used along with Salcedo
Kitchen and yard areas to create an overall Spanish food theme area.

CONSIDERATIONS: This recommendation is part of the effort to generate income while setting
and atmosphere conducive to an appreciation of preservation and St. Augustine's unique history.
Its location near the entrance to the new entrance area for the Spanish Quarter seems to lend
itself to a food service area that would accommodate visitors to the Spanish Quarter.












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