Placemaking

By creating a vision for our future around places the community values, Placemaking is both an overarching idea and interactive tool for improving the City of Largo. This community vision is realized through the physical implementation of public spaces to meet the needs and aspirations of Largo residents and businesses.

Placemaking acts to fuse the purpose of public spaces and places that are inviting, safe, and aesthetically appealing with opportunities for public art to inspire community pride. Largo has an opportunity to develop formal and informal placemaking that is driven by residents connecting a sense of pride with belonging in neighborhoods.

WHAT IS PLACEMAKING?

Traditional city planning has generally focused on the physical layout of a city and providing essential services, which are vital to a community. By combining the art and science of planning, designing and managing public spaces to attract people, building community and creating a local identity, Placemaking is an approach to fill in the gaps not always addressed in traditional planning. This approach helps to identify what can make a community great via quality places. Download the Placemaking draft to learn more.


KEY ELEMENTS OF QUALITY PLACES
  • Mixed Uses
  • Housing Options
  • Transportation Options
  • Quality Public Spaces
  • Perservation of Historic Structures
  • Community Heritage
  • Arts, Culture and Creativity
  • Recreation
  • Green Spaces
January 19, 2022
The Largo City Commission celebrated the Pinellas Genealogy Society Week and their 50th anniversary at the January 18, 2022, Commission meeting. The Largo Public Library is also celebrating Pinellas Genealogy Society Week January 23-29, and the group's 50th Anniversary, by recognizing the group’s hard work and dedication in providing genealogy services to the Library patrons. Over the years, their volunteers have put in thousands of hours of work, with over 25,000 hours in the last 10 years alone.
January 14, 2022
As part of the update of the Largo Sustainability and Resilience Plan, the City of Largo is currently seeking eight individuals to serve as Community Connectors.
December 01, 2021
The City of Largo is currently hiring for a variety of roles throughout the city!
November 18, 2021
The City of Largo is planning updates to Woodrow Park and the surrounding area. The City’s project team is interested in hearing what changes local community members would like to see in the park.
November 08, 2021
The new Largo City Hall has yet to break ground, and it has already begun receiving honors. In partnership with ASD|Sky, the new downtown Largo City Hall received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa Bay’s new Sustainability Award. This award was created to recognize that 2020 was a life-changing year and has brought a new focus on adaptability and resilience in architecture and design as we know it.
June 01, 2021
The objectives for the improvements to the West Bay Drive project are to enhance the overall aesthetics of the trail and surrounding amenities.
December 31, 2019
This project includes design and construction of plaza improvements on the triangular parcel at the Southwest corner of West Bay Drive and Missouri Avenue.
December 31, 2019
Sometimes a little change makes a big difference. When your neighborhood needs a small project, consider applying for a neighborhood project matching grant.
December 31, 2019
This project was constructed in 2017 to create an urban park in coordination with the other improvements on the West Bay Drive Corridor.
December 31, 2019
Rosery Road connects two neighborhood activity centers in north Downtown to the Pinellas Trail and Eagle Lake County Park.
December 31, 2019
Trotter Road is an important segment of its Community Street Network and a north-south segment within the City’s Southwest Urban Trail Corridor.