Zoning changes could protect the character of downtown neighborhoods, the Pensacola City Council and planning board heard during a presentation Monday.
Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agencyhired the urban design and planning firm DPZ to develop new overlay zones to guide revitalization in the city’s three Community Redevelopment Agency districts.
Marina Khoury, a partner at the DPZ firm, made a presentation Monday to the council and planning board and suggested changes for the three districts. The changes would set standards on things like driveways and how much space on a lot a building can occupy.
DPZ was hired by the CRA with a $40,000 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and DPZ held public meetings for a week in February to hear from neighborhood residents and members of the public on what they wanted to see with the new overlay districts.