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
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
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
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.
September 14, 2019
The upcoming Downtown Largo identity and brand has made its mark in the world of City-County Communicators and Marketers for innovation, creativity flexibility and vision. The Communications team received the Award of Excellence for the Downtown logo and brand at the 31st Annual City/County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) Conference in Denver, Colorado, Wisconsin on Thursday, September 5.
September 13, 2019
Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes will host mobile office hours at City Hall on September 23  from 3pm to 6pm.
September 12, 2019
ShredFest is back on Saturday, Oct 19 from 9am-12pm
September 11, 2019
Staff members from the Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will host mobile office hours at City Hall on September 23 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to Senator Rubio’s office in Tampa a more convenient way to meet with a caseworker who can assist them with issues related to Medicare, Social Security, Military/Veterans Administration, IRS/banking, immigration and federal legislative matters.
September 09, 2019
The Office of Congressman Charlie Crist will host mobile office hours at the Largo Public Library this fall.
September 04, 2019
While Hurricane Dorian continues to move away from Florida, the City of Largo and Pinellas County Consumer Protection are advising citizens to wary of solicitations for charitable contributions on behalf of Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas or elsewhere.
August 26, 2019
The City of Largo is excited to share the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2020. This budget has been developed through immense teamwork, participation and dedication of team members at all levels, in all departments.
August 18, 2019
Are you interested in being a food vendor or sponsor or have a silent auction item to donate? The City of Largo is currently looking for those interested in contributing to the 2019 Largo Taste Fest event.
August 14, 2019
To help expand horizons, create friendships and make a difference in Largo, Largo teens are encouraged to apply for the 2019-20 City of Largo Recreation, Parks & Arts Largo Teen Volunteer (LTV) Program.
August 12, 2019
Drop off your used chemicals and electronics for free at the Pinellas County Collection at Largo High School on Sat, September 21 from 9am-2pm.
May 31, 2019
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. These nutrients can wash from our yards into the Gulf or Bay when it rains, harming local wildlife and plants and even contribute to harmful algae blooms.
May 13, 2019
Alert Pinellas subscribers in Largo can now receive notifications directly from the City of Largo.
April 01, 2019
Largo’s Community Ambassadors are teaming up to help educate fellow residents about the dos and don’ts of recycling. 
March 15, 2019
Give your feedback about a recent visit to one of our facilities or parks and be entered to win a $25 credit to your household
October 17, 2018
Largo’s vision and brand has made its mark in the world of City-County Communicators and Marketers for ongoing community engagement, creativity and consistency. At the October 16, 2018 Largo City Commission Meeting, Commissioners were presented with three Savvy Awards and a highly-acclaimed 3CMA Diamond Award for the Largo brand and website.