The next meeting of the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. This meeting will be a hybrid meeting held in person with remote access via Zoom Video Communications. The meeting will be held in the Conference Center of the Jacksonville Public Library's Main Library at 304 N. Main Street. See below for more details.
All interested parties are encouraged to attend but are asked to adhere to the City of Jacksonville's safety protocols to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask and maintaining a six foot physical distance from others. To access the meeting lobby via Zoom, use the information below:
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Jacksonville Public Library, Main
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday (Except on City-Observed Holidays)
Before or After Library Hours : Enter/Exit through the Main Street entrance located near the corner of Main and Monroe Streets (304 North Main Street) and let the security guard know they are here to attend Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission.
During Library Hours : Enter/Exit through the Laura Street entrance. Use the grand staircase or the elevators to get down to the conference level. Continue past the glass doors to enter the Conference Center. There will be signage throughout the entry pathway to indicate how to get to the Conference Center.
Main Street Entrance (Conference Center): 304 Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202*
Directly across from Main Street Park are the two Main Street Entrance (clear, glass) doors. There are (3) sets of frosted doors on the northeast end of the building which are not for event entry. The 3rd set of frosted doors from Duval Street on Main Street is for load in and load out only.
*This is not an official address, but only used to direct guests as close as possible to the Main Street Entrance.
Laura Street Entrance: 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Directly across from James Weldon Johnson Park, and on the same block as the Museum of Contemporary Art are the three front doors to the Jacksonville Public Library.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are to enter the center set of doors and follow the rope and stanchion to have their temperature taken and then proceed to the desk to answer COVID-19 screening questions.
- Face Coverings: All attendees will be required to wear masks at all times, except when seated at a table for use of a microphone. This includes in venue common areas and movement to and from the restroom. Please bring a mask to the event. A limited number of masks will be available for those needing one.
- Physical Distancing: Our event space will accommodate 6-foot physical distancing for participants.
- Guests with a temperature of 100.4 or higher or who answer “yes” to any of the COVID-19 screening questions will not be permitted to enter the Main Library.
Metered parking spots are complimentary beginning at 6:00pm on weeknights and during all hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Guests may enter the Duval Street/library parking garage at 33 West Duval Street until 7:30pm. After 7:30pm, vehicles cannot enter the garage, but they can exit the garage. Guests need their parking ticket/receipt in order to use it to enter the elevators to the garage to get back to their vehicle. When exiting, the roller door/gate will be closed, but once a vehicle pulls up close enough to the roller door/gate, the roller door/gate will open and the guest can pull up to insert his parking ticket/receipt, pay and then the bar will raise allowing the vehicle to exit. The rate varies for Special Events ranging from $5-$10 per vehicle.
For additional parking information, FAQs and maps, please click here.
Duval Street (Library) Garage Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 7:30pm (Except on City-Observed Holidays)
Saturday: 10:30am – 7:30pm
The Community Planning Division, Historic Preservation Section (HPS) coordinates the City's historic preservation program. This program includes review of work in local historic districts and impacts to local landmarks through the Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) process as part of the Historic Preservation Element as part of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan.
The element defines the City’s role in addressing historic preservation issues and concerns. This Element identified one goal: 'It shall be the goal of the City of Jacksonville to identify, document, protect, and preserve its archaeological, historic, architectural, and cultural resources. Instilling public awareness of those resources shall be a part of that effort.' One step chosen by Jacksonville and utilized by many other municipalities in the local planning process to meet such a goal is being accepted in the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program administered by the FloridaDepartment of State. Through local designation and historic preservation efforts, the City works to protect our history for future generations.
HPS also provides administrative support to the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, responsible for review of certain COA applications and for recommending the designation of local landmarks and districts to the City Council. As part of the CLG specifications, the Historic Preservation Staff and Commission are required to report annual activities.
Below are a few websites that should be helpful to you.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT STAFF:
Historic Preservation Section
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7859
Fax: (904) 255-7885