San Marco Avenue’s look and atmosphere could be changed by a city effort to update the road’s design standards.
The street is one of three entry corridors in the city, along with King Street and Anastasia Boulevard. The city adopted design standards for those streets in 2003, and in 2016 the city decided to update the standards to make them clearer and add any new rules if needed.
The project calls for dealing with each corridor separately because they’re unique, though they all lead to the city’s core. Anastasia Boulevard reflects 1950s highway commercial style, King Street runs past some of the oldest structures in the city, and San Marco Avenue reflects earlier 20th century development with lingering Victorian-style buildings.