Mediterranean Revival style of architecture was developed as an
architectural theme in several Florida cities during the Florida "Land Boom" of the
1920 s. This style had
a tropical, foreign cachet that fascinated northern
visitors. The Northern Italian Renaissance style of architecture prevalent in the
City of Venice during 1926 to 1929 was developed by City Planner John Nolen as his interpretation of the Mediterranean
Revival style. To
protect the adopted architectural style, boundaries for the Historic and Venetian Theme
Districts were established and the Architectural Review Board
The Architectural Guidelines Handbook and Appendices are used to help protect and enhance the architectural character of Venice by promoting awareness of the Northern Italian Renaissance architectural style, maintaining the architectural integrity, and ensuring that new buildings are compatible with the visual character of Venice.
Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The customer service counter is located at the Building Department at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Avenue.
Arcitecural review most frequently asked questions: Click on the questions below to expand/contract.
All new construction and exterior alterations within the Historic or Venetian Theme districts must comply with the architectural review district regulations and any and all color changes must comply with the color requirements.