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
June 11, 2021
Check out our list of facility changes including hours and programming
June 09, 2021
Largo Police want to help you and your loved ones stay safe and avoid the risk of potential scams. Here are some examples to spot scammers on the phone, in emails and more.
June 02, 2021
Building the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay means creating a welcoming, equitable and compassionate Largo. Efforts to promote an inclusive city directly support our long-term focus on community pride and sustainability by enhancing the vitality of our community.
June 01, 2021
The Pinellas County Fertilizer Ban is in effect from June 1 through September 30, strictly prohibiting the sale or use of most lawn and landscape fertilizers as they contain Nitrogen and Phosphorous. Over 70% of Pinellas County waters contain excess amounts of these nutrients every year, causing harmful algae blooms that can even lead to fish kills. Excess nitrogen can lead to decreased water quality and can affect the health of the plants and animals that live in our local waterways.
June 01, 2021
The 2021 hurricane season starts June 1 and the City of Largo with Pinellas County Emergency Management ask residents to remember three things to survive a disaster. Residents should know their risk, make a plan and stay informed.
May 31, 2021
The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized City of Largo Mayor Woody Brown, Commissioner Jamie Robinson, and Commissioner John Carroll with a 2021 Home Rule Hero Award for their hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session. These individuals worked tirelessly throughout session to promote local voices making local choices, protect the Home Rule powers of Florida’s municipalities and advance the League’s legislative agenda.
May 27, 2021
Seeking students in grades 9-12 who are Largo residents that want to make a difference in their community!
May 27, 2021
Students Grades K-5 can take advantage of these one hour sessions through August 6
May 27, 2021
We're taking "Largo Live" on the road this year! Every Friday in June starting on June 11 from 6-8pm, we will bring you our free, all ages Largo Live event featuring a great hour of live music, games, concessions for sale, and free hot dogs to the first 50 people, all to a location near you!
May 13, 2021
Read on for important information and updates.
April 26, 2021
Beginning in mid-March, Rosery Road from Missouri Avenue to the Walmart truck entrance will be undergoing construction for approximately 6 months. The City's construction contractor will be providing message boards beginning two weeks before the start of construction to alert drivers of the upcoming closure. 
February 03, 2021

The City of Largo has earned the 2021 Top Workplaces USA award! The list of winners was announced by Energage, a purpose-driven organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces.

January 28, 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.