In December 2014, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded over $11 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to fund a series of six stormwater treatment and stream restoration projects designed to aid in the restoration of our “beautiful bayou.” One of those projects was the Bill Gregory Park Regional Stormwater Treatment Facility Project. Learn more about the Bill Gregory Stormwater Park Project.
STREET RESURFACING AND NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
A city-wide program is underway to resurface more than 1,800 blocks, or approximately 119-miles of city streets and roadways. In addition, Pensacola Energy is replacing 46-miles of obsolete cast-iron natural gas main. Click to learn more.
There are now two new ways to get to Fort Pickens, both by sea. The Turtle Runner and Pelican Perch are the Park Service’s new 150-passenger, catamaran-style ferry boats. Learn more about the Pensacola Bay Ferry System.
Fire Station 3
In the words of Pensacola Fire Chief Ginny Cranor, it is actually starting to look like a fire station. The new fire station #3 is being built just west of its current location on Summit Blvd. Work is well underway despite a halt in construction late last year. Learn more about Fire Station 3.
This project will serve as means to cleanse stormwater that flows from over 760 acres into Pensacola Bay and help restore the sensitive ecology of the Gaberonne Swamp system. Through the construction of an advanced treatment train process, an estimated 96,000 lbs of pollutants will be removed annually. Learn more about Gaberonne Swamp.
Commonly referred to as "Maggies Ditch" this project will capture and provide an element of treatment for storm-water runoff from approximately 225 acres of primarily commercial area currently discharging untreated runoff directly into Maggie’s Ditch, a man made wetland tributary that discharges to head waters of eastern Bayou Chico. Learn more about Maggie's Ditch.
BloUNT SCHOOL PROJECT
Many know the lot located at 113 North C Street as “the Blount School.” It was actually designated to be a neighborhood in 1906, well before it was ever home to a school. More than a century later, the historic parcel will come full circle. The City of Pensacola just finalized the sale to develop the property into 26 homes. Learn more about the Garden District Cottages.