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File #: 170753.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 2/1/2018 Final action: 2/1/2018
Title: Historic Preservation Annual Report 2017 (B)
Attachments: 1. 170753A_HPB Annual Reporting_Sept 2017_20180201.pdf
Title

Historic Preservation Annual Report 2017 (B)

Explanation

The Historic Preservation division of the Department of Doing is proud to represent the energy and momentum of the City of Gainesville. Gainesville is growing and brimming with innovation, and the Historic Preservation Staff lead in providing citizen-centered service, managing change that occurs in our historic districts, and ensuring that our built heritage will reflect the forward-thinking nature of our community while acknowledging the role that historic architecture plays in defining Gainesville.

The Historic Preservation team was awarded the City’s 2017 Employee Recognition for Community Relations. This year’s Annual Report reflects the work we have done to meet citizen needs and build stronger relationships with our residents, the private sector, the University of Florida and local and state governments.

We have completed all recommended actions from the 2016 audit and created additional goals and a work plan that will carry on the professional nature of the audit’s corrective actions. We have proactively sought positive relationships with our community through outreach projects such as volunteer cleanup days and project support and advisement for building owners and applicants. We will continue to expand our community outreach and educational opportunities during our grant-funded survey this upcoming year. Our community relations goal includes providing clear and reliable information to the public; we have updated our historic district maps on our revised webpage and have included the register of historic properties for the entire city. Over the next year we will update our design guidelines and create a larger inventory of surveyed properties for citizen and Staff use.

The Annual Report also reflects our progress in planning management. We have developed a solid, organizational basis for future projects by making our processes more efficient and ensuring that Staff and the Hist...

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