Title: St. Augustine Historic District Strategic Plan Steering Committee meeting report
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Title: St. Augustine Historic District Strategic Plan Steering Committee meeting report
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Creator: Facilities Planning and Construction, University of Florida
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Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: October 6, 2008
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Meeting Report: October 6, 2008

St. Augustine Historic District Strategic Plan Steering Committee
5:30 PM -7:00 PM
St. Augustine City Hall, 75 King Street, Alcazar Room


Members present:

Members absent:

Others present:

Glenn Hastings
Michael Gannon
Tracy Upchurch
Roy Hunt

John Regan
Roy Graham
Kathy Deagan

Gordon Wilson
Ed Poppell
Chris Silver


Linda Dixon
Hal Holton
Phyllis Keiser
Robert M. Hall
Sam Turner
Randy Hoff
Jess Childre
Susan Parker
Darrell Poli

Tom Scofield
Tom Caswell
Maury Keiser
Mollie Malloy
Toni Wallace
John Johnson
Bill Adams
Elaine Fraser
Margo Pope

Leslee Keys
Jeremy Marquis
Sharon Langford
B. J. Kalaidi
Randy Lewis
Carl D. Halbirt
Catherine Culvert
Nancy Sikes-Kline
Polly Hillier

1. Welcome and Introductions Vice President Ed Poppell welcomed attendees.
Committee and audience members introduced themselves.

II. Review Meeting Report of August 27, 2008 Linda Dixon reported that copies of the
meeting report were available at the sign-in table.

Ill. Old Business
a. Master Destination Study Update Glenn Hastings gave an update on the
Master Destination study being conducted by PGAV, Inc. on behalf of St. Johns
County and the Visitors & Convention Bureau.

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b. 450th Commemoration Commission Update Paul Williamson, City of St.
Augustine Public Affairs Director provided an update on the 450th
Commemoration planning.

c. Vision Plan Component Linda Dixon reported that the Vision Plan was
completed. A few public comments had been received and incorporated into
the final document. She thanked Paul Williamson for providing a detailed
editorial proof-read. The revised final document has been posted to the website
http://www.facilities.ufl.edu/staugustine/index.htm. Unless the Steering
Committee has additional comments, this will be considered a completed
document and the foundation for upcoming work. Committee members did not
have any additional comments on the Vision Plan.

II. Strategic Plan Steve Tocknell provided an overview of the project schedule and
work completed to date. He introduced concepts for a visitor experience strategy
that could apply to the state-owned buildings, and more generally, to the historic
assets in St. Augustine. Discussion and public comment followed including:

The St. Augustine Historical Society has three additional buildings south of the Plaza
including the Oldest House, Tovar House, and Llambias House that should be
included as part of the related venues.

There was quite a bit of discussion that St. Augustine is a living city and encompasses
many eras of importance and is different from other communities such as
Williamsburg or Jamestown that interpret one particular period. Attendees did not
favor the three identified zones and felt buildings should be identified by color
schemes to identify them as contributing to particular periods of St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a typical Spanish city with a plaza, church, and government house
located in the center of the city, a fort on the north, and St, Francis Barracks on the
south (now the National Guard Armory). The military was located on both ends to
protect the town. The Plaza was used as a city market and slaves were sold there
but it was not considered to be a "slave market."

Some buildings will be applicable for multiple periods and should be listed as such.

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St. Augustine has difficulty attracting visitors south of the Plaza. This area needs to
be reinforced by the plan.

There are visitor's centers and interpretative sites around town that could
contribute and should be identified

The main cluster of the state-owned properties is adjacent to the fort. This is the
largest cluster of colonial buildings and is located north of Hypolita Street to the
Castillo de San Marco and west to Spanish Street. A suggestion was made that the
plan be limited to this area.

Funding and revenue return from the properties were briefly reviewed.

Many visitors do not need to go from the earliest buildings to the latest and many
visitors have a good understanding or overview of St. Augustine and knowledge of
the community.

The Francis O'Reilly House is another historic resource located south of the Plaza.

The town plan is an important element in the history of the town and needs to be
part of the story.

Most businesses are located north of the Government House.

The City Hall Lightner/Museum building was not color-coded as a city-owned
property on the city plan that was used to locate city and state properties

III. Next Steps
a. Set Next Meeting Ed Poppell stated that the next Steering Committee meeting
and public forum will be held in late October, with another meeting planned for

IV. Other Business -There was no other business.

V. Closing Comments and Adjourn Vice President Poppell closed the meeting by
thanking the participants.

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