Historic St. Augustine Area Council Meeting 11.3.23
The City of St. Augustine Affordable Housing Plan
Join us as the City of St. Augustine's Reuben Franklin Jr. discusses the plan for a future site of an affordable workforce housing community. Those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback regarding the overall project design, pricing accommodations for future residents of all income levels, and potential additional services that could be provided to future residents within this community.
Reuben Franklin Jr. is the Assistant City Manager for the City of St. Augustine and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer with a total of 17 years’ experience including 4 years of consultant engineering work and 13 years with the city. His area of practice include stormwater, water resources, transportation & mobility fields including public works improvements and programs that benefit local governments in the State of Florida. He has overseen the design and construction of shared curbless streets in St. Augustine’s historic district. He managed the City’s grant funded Florida Community Resiliency Initiative Pilot Project resulting in the first Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Plan for the City. Recently, he worked with St. Augustine’s Planning and Building Department to create and adopt a long-range mobility plan for the City that incorporates smart city, sustainability and resiliency policies. Reuben is a member of the North Florida TPO’s Technical Advisory Committee and engaged in the Smart North Florida initiatives. Currently, Reuben is working with City departments on affordable housing & homelessness initiatives.