Bruce Beach Park Improvements

CRA Report 2022-085-Bruce Beach
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project is one of several locations along the Continuous Waterfront Trail envisioned in the Urban Core Community Redevelopment Plan, as further conceptualized in the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan. The vision for this project includes a prominent scenic overview mount, trails, early learning and play features, a grand entry plaza, and cultural exhibits, kayaking facilities and other exciting features. 

PROJECT STATUS

  • Phase 1 - Construction completion anticipated early 2024.
  • Phase 2 - Construction commencing Fall 2023.

Project details

  • CRA District: Urban Core
  • Project Cost: Phase 1 $6,900,000; Phase 2 $4,900,000.
  • Funding Source: 2019 Series Urban Core Bond; 2017 Series Urban Core Bond; Urban Core TIF

PAST EVENTS

  • February 3, 2020 - CRA held a public workshop to review projects for funding from the Urban Core Revenue Bonds, Series 2019.
  • February 10, 2020 - CRA approved the Bruce Beach Park Improvement project, along with 3 others, for funding from the Urban Core Revenue Bonds, Series 2019.
  • June 22, 2021 - Virtual Presentation and Discussion was held. (Video)
  • June 23, 2021 - In Person Open House was held.
  • Oct. 26, 2021 - Virtual Presentation and Discussion was held. (Video)
  • Oct. 27, 2021 - In Person Open House was held. 
  • May 9, 2022 - CRA awarded bid #22-031 for construction of Bruce Beach Park Phase 1 to Biggs Construction Company, Inc.
  • February 23, 2023 - CRA awarded bid #23-008 for Clubbs Street reconstruction of Bruce Beach Phase 2A to Roads Inc. of NWF.
  • August 14, 2023 - CRA awarded bid #23-027 for construction of Bruce Beach Phase 2 to Biggs Construction Company, Inc.

For more information on Bruce Beach visit: the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Facility Listing

To learn more about City parks, visit www.playpensacola.com. The City of Pensacola maintains 93 parks and open spaces. For the more information on the history of the City's parks, view the History of Pensacola's Parks PDF



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Redevelopment plan

2010 Urban Core Redevelopment Plan

PROJECT plans

Waterfront Framework Plan Report - June 2019 Framework

Project Workshop PPT - February 2020 Concept

Phase 1 Final Construction Plans

Bruce Beach HDR Presentation 

Phase 2 100% of Construction Plans

Clubbs St. Reconstruction Plans