CRA Urban Design Standard Overlays


Your Neighborhood. Your Community. Your Voice.

We Need Your Input

We want to assure the community of compatible development and provide predictable and specific standards that are not overly burdensome. 

Your input is a vital and valuable contribution to preparing and proposing the Urban Design Standard Overlays applicable to future development in the CRA neighborhoods.

*Draft Urban Design Standard Overlays Now Available for Public Comment* To review the draft Urban Design Standard Overlays, click here. Written comments may be submitted by email to or by mail or hand delivery to City of Pensacola CRA, C/O Victoria D’Angelo, 222 West Main Street, 3rd Floor, Pensacola Florida 32502. All comments must be received by March 23, 2018.

Workshops will be held on March 19, 2018 by the CRA and Planning Board at 2:00 p.m. and City Council at 5:30 p.m. for feedback and public comment on the draft overlays. These meetings will be held at Pensacola City Hall, 222 West Main Street, Pensacola, Florida in the Hagler Mason Conference Room located on the 2nd Floor. For a complete schedule of public input opportunities, click here.

Urban Design Standard Overlays Address the Following Key Principles:

• Strengthen Connectivity

• Strengthen Neighborhoods

• Ensure Quality in Design and Development

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Charrette Sessions – February 12-15

A charrette is a unique forum that allows all members of the public the opportunity to participate, engage and provide immediate feedback in our process of preparing overlay standards to help preserve the livable and walkable character as well as the high quality design that respects and reflects CRA neighborhoods and their traditional neighborhood form and character.

The Charrette will consist of four (4) full days of community input sessions, February 12-15, scheduled focus sessions and open house drop-in opportunities. The CRA’s consultant, a team from DPZ/CoDesign, will facilitate the Charrette along with CRA staff. For a complete schedule, click here.


 Post-Charrette Meetings – March 19-June 14

Our consultants and CRA staff will use community input from the charrette to develop draft overlays for neighborhoods. Beginning March 19 through June 14, draft overlays and recommendations will be presented at special workshops as well as CRA, Planning Board and Pensacola City Council meetings. For a complete schedule, click here.

 For more information about Urban Design Standards Overlays, please contact Victoria D’Angelo at 850-435-1695 or

 The City of Pensacola adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations for access to city services, programs, and activities. Please call 850-435-1695 (or TDD 850- 435-1666 for further information. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event in order to allow the city time to provide the requested services.