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 26, 2020
During community outreach efforts, survey results from over 1,000 participants highlighted that, "a lack of identity and sense of place" is a significant challenge for the area and it was determined that the US19 SAP needs a name.
January 22, 2020
The City Charter serves as the "Constitution" for Largo's government, providing the framework for City operations such as approving a tax rate, electing City Commissioners and selling or leasing City property.
January 16, 2020
Please be advised that Kersey Road will be closed starting January 16 until Saturday, January 18 as the City’s Contractor, All American Concrete, works on emergency sewer line repair. In addition, Wilcox Road from Indian Rocks Road to 137th Street N will have intermittent closures starting January 16 until mid-February. All American Concrete is performing sanitary sewer repairs for the City's I&I Project.
January 09, 2020
A yellow sticker on your rear windshield could potentially save your life in an emergency.
January 07, 2020
The City of Largo is proud to announce its 2020 Sustainability Series topics. Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Largo Public Library at 6:30pm to meet other residents and professionals interested in sustainability and how we can make an impact on our community.
January 02, 2020
In support of the City’s strategic focus on sustainability and the Largo Environmental Action Plan, the City’s light-duty fleet and equipment shall transition to 100 percent alternative-fuel by 2030.
January 01, 2020
The Office of Congressman Charlie Crist will host mobile office hours at the Largo Library from 10am to 5pm on the following Thursdays this winter.
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.
December 23, 2019
Help us celebrate Largo Central Park's 25th Birthday by submitting your photos today!
December 18, 2019
The Largo City Commission recognized five outstanding City of Largo team members as Employees of the Quarter at the December 17, 2019, meeting.
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