Guiding principles

Residents should become educated and involved in the process of our local government. CPSA provides an independent monitor of government actions.

Preservation means more than saving and restoring buildings. It refers to the quality of life for the residents of St. Augustine.

Resident interests should be balanced with business and institutional interests.

The mass and scale of buildings, street layout and pedestrian scale contribute to numerous historic designations and are important to preserve St. Augustine’s unique qualities.

A Historic Preservation Plan should guide the enforcement of existing ordinances and development of new ones to protect the historic heritage of St. Augustine.