Historic City News reporters have obtained a copy of the Memorandum of Agreement between the City of St. Augustine and the University of Florida regarding the management and operation of the Colonial Spanish Quarter and other state-owned properties.
The agreement was approved by the St. Augustine City Commission at their regular meeting Monday, September 13th.
In the meeting, City Heritage Tourism Director Dana Ste. Claire allayed concerns from the university’s strategic plan that was shaped two years ago, saying the Visitor Information Center will not be replaced by the proposed Castillo Orientation Center in the Spanish Quarter.
The partnership between the city and the University of Florida, who now manages the 34 state-owned properties here, begins with nearly $483,873 in repairs to eleven properties, including the restrooms on St. George Street and the Government House.