Are you passionate about historical preservation and the redevelopment of St. Petersburg? Then you won’t want to miss the public information meeting to discuss St. Petersburg properties potentially eligible for historical designation. You can read more here on the meeting, historical ordinance, and PED list.
February 25, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg Main Library
3745 9th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Balancing Redevelopment and Historical Preservation
Last year the Chamber took a position on the city's historical ordinance, which included properties that are eligible to be designated as historical. The identification and listing of historic properties potentially eligible for local landmark designation (“PEL”) containing 55 properties, was first considered in 2005 at the request of then Mayor Rick Baker. This list of properties has since been outdated. The City is now updating the original PEL with additional properties that have been determined eligible for listing. Starting in 1993, a series of architectural and cultural resource surveys were completed for the City’s older (mostly residential) neighborhoods.
The identification of your property as individually eligible simply means that, based on a preliminary assessment, the subject property likely qualifies for designation as a Local Landmark. It does not mean that your property is, or will shortly become, a designated Local Landmark. There is a specific process for this. The intent of the PEL is to protect properties identified as individually eligible from the threat of demolition. Properties included on the PEL are flagged in the city’s planning and permitting database. Once added to the PEL, if a demolition permit is requested for the subject property, a 30-day stay of demolition is activated.
The list is currently scheduled for presentation to, and certification by, the City’s Community Planning and Preservation Commission (“CPPC”) on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 275 5thStreet North, St. Petersburg, Florida.
For more information and to view the complete PEL list, please click here. If you have any questions, comments, or require additional information, please contact Dr. Larry Frey, Historic Preservationist, at (727) 892-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.