WHAT THE CITY SAYS:
On June 19, 2017, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources (“Division”)
notified the City of an award in the amount of $30,000 under the FY 2017-2018 Small Matching Historic
Preservation Grants Program.
The purpose of this grant award is to provide the City with funding assistance to
procure the services of a cultural resources management consultant to assist the City in developing design
guidelines for implementing its historic preservation program in a consistent manner.
Since the start of its historic preservation efforts, the City has created six historic districts, each of which was
formed to preserve different aspects of the City’s unique development history, and each is distinct from the next.
However, at this time, only two of the City’s Historic Districts have specific guidelines to help preserve the
character that defines the features their historic resources. The development of design guidelines specific to each
district will serve as a guide for residents and businesses interested in making compatible alterations to their
The City is required to provide a local cost share of $30,373, of which $15,000 will be in cash and $15,373 will
be in in-kind staff and volunteer contributions.