Janus Research to Conduct Reconnaissance Survey
Reconnaissance Survey of Fernandina Beach
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL – Janus Research, based in Tampa, has been awarded a consulting contract to conduct a reconnaissance-level architectural survey in Fernandina Beach. Janus was selected through an RFQ process and approved by the City Commission in September 2010. Representatives of Janus Research will be visiting Fernandina Beach the week of October 25th for field work associated with the survey. As part of their field work, Janus will be collecting information on neighborhoods and buildings, taking photographs around town, speaking with citizens, and visiting members of the Planning Department.

The Florida Division of Historical Resources awarded the City a $30,000 grant in July 2010 to complete this survey for the City limits, excluding the Downtown and Old Town Historic Districts, which have been previously surveyed.

In addition to identifying neighborhoods that could one day be historic, a reconnaissance-level survey in Fernandina Beach will also identify development patterns, history of neighborhoods, and architectural and landscape elements of neighborhoods that create a neighborhood’s particular character. This survey will assist the Planning Department in neighborhood preservation, which was identified by the City’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) as a major issue.

For more information, please call the City of Fernandina Beach Community Development Department at 904-277-7325 or email Adrienne Dessy at adessy(at)fbfl.org. More information on Janus Research is available at www.janus-research.com.