Yesterday on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks,” Downtown Improvement Board chair John Peacock discusses a proposal on how to make Jefferson Street more walkable.
“What we saw today was how to make both the west side of the street and the east side of the street match from Garden all the way down to Government Street, and make it a clean, safe place for people to walk,” said Peacock. “We hired, through an RFP process, a Jerry Pate Company. They proposed a very attractive, aesthetically pleasing proposal on how we can do this.”
Finding the funding will be challenge. He said, “Parts of we’ll probably be able to afford to do. Parts of it won’t. It will be taking impervious parts of the streets and making it water penetrable so that we can help also with the storm water runoff that we have a problem with downtown. It’s not just about safety. It’s about the infrastructure issues that we’ve had to deal with for years downtown.”