Barrio Latino Commission
The Barrio Latino Commission has the responsibility of preserving the historic fabric of the District and maintaining its architectural integrity. The Ybor City Historic District has many character defining features: pedestrian scale, mixed-use main streets, as well as its unique structures such as the Social Clubs and Cigar Factory buildings. The Barrio Latino Commission balances the historic past with the growth of the present prosperity.
Design guidelines for Ybor City Historic District does a number of important things.
It is foremost a communication tool between the Barrio Latino
Commission (BLC) and the public describing
the context of the neighborhood in terms of its history and its architectural
styles, while providing a framework or philosophy for design review.
Further, they describe in some detail the building elements that are important
to each architectural style in the district and suggest a variety of solutions
for rehabilitation and new construction that might best preserve the
neighborhood's character. Finally, the guidelines are used along with
Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation by the BLC
when reviewing construction activities.
Design Guidelines and District Map
Forms and Information
Barrio Latino Commission Board