strategic plan

St. Augustine strives for fresh face on history

By Tiffanie Reynolds|

Historic Downtown St. Augustine will now get much needed restoration under the management of University of Florida.

The university was selected as part of a bill arranged by State Rep. William Proctor, who thought a partnership would better fund the projects without taxing the city.

“It occurred to me at the time that Pensacola has a number of houses of this type and that the state provides some money for their maintenance through the University of West Florida. I raised that issue and the city commission asked to see if we could pass comparable legislation,” said Proctor, District 20 Florida House Representative.