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Rescheduled Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie October 3rd

Rescheduled Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie October 3rd

WHAT: The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department will host the final Hill-Kelly Drive-In Movie of the season on October 3rd. This is a free and family-friendly event offered all summer long at Community Maritime Park. The original showing of Rio 2 was scheduled for July 18th and was [...]

Viewpoint: The Real Truth About Communty Maritime Park

Viewpoint: The Real Truth About Communty Maritime Park

by Mark Taylor, CMPA Board member The dust has settled on the budget year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – Sept 30, 2013) and the results are phenomenal for the most hotly debated public project in Northwest Florida, the Community Maritime Park. Many who read the PNJ have read articles about budget [...]

CMPA meeting: Studers announce 4th floor, Beck shows design and why is liner floating

CMPA meeting: Studers announce 4th floor, Beck shows design and why is liner floating

Representatives for Quint and Rishy Studer announced today that they will be adding a fourth floor to their Maritime Park office building and that they already have a signed tenant for the office space. The estimated increased property taxes for the city should be between $50,000-$70,000. Beck [...]

Listen Local at Maritime Park

city press release: The City of Pensacola’s Neighborhood Services Department announced this afternoon the FREE “Listen Local” benefit concert series, featuring talented local musicians from Pensacola and the surrounding area. The concert series will be held on Wednesday evenings this [...]

Beck’s CMP Negotiation Tomorrow

Beck’s CMP Negotiation Tomorrow

Parcel one will be on the table tomorrow morning during a Community Maritime Park Associates negotiation meeting. The meeting will consist of representatives from the city and the CMPA sitting down with the Beck Property Company to discuss the possibility of a three-story, 18,000-square foot [...]

Possible Playground

Earlier this month, an anonymous donor threw some money on the table in hopes of sparking some generosity to fund a playground at the Community Maritime Park. During the April 17 meeting of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees, attorney Eric Stevenson presented his client’s [...]

Dodging Curve Balls

Dodging Curve Balls

The Beck Property Company is a step closer to landing a mixed-use development at the Community Maritime Park, but not without last-minute, curveball drama. “I walk into this building and I never know what to expect,” Pensacola City Councilman Larry B. Johnson told his fellow Community [...]

Batter Up at Maritime Park

Batter Up at Maritime Park

There’s another prospect standing in the batter’s box at the Community Maritime Park. Realtor Justin Beck made a pitch to the Community Maritime Park Associates’ Audit and Operations Committee today to build a three-story, mixed-use building on the park’s parcel 1. “We’re very [...]

Wrestling with the CMPA & Selling the City

Wrestling with the CMPA & Selling the City

Toward the tail end of Monday’s two-plus hours of discussion regarding the leasing process for properties at the Community Maritime Park, City Attorney Jim Messer boiled it down to one sentence. “This is just a simple declarative statement: the CMPA negotiates the lease,” he told the [...]

The Long and Y-ending Road

The Long and Y-ending Road

After another marathon session—after Voltaire and a Chinese proverb—the Pensacola City Council is no closer to landing the YMCA at the Community Maritime Park. “What you’re watching is democracy in action,” Council President P.C. Wu told his board. For hours the council mud wrestled [...]

YMCA Statement

YMCA Statement

Statement from YMCA President Steve Williams on Negotiations for Maritime Y: "For the past month, the Y has tried to navigate the process of negotiating a sublease for a parcel on the Community Maritime Park. Based on two city council meetings, one CMPA Audit and Operations meeting, two CMPA [...]

The YMCA, the CMPA and the ‘Big Mistake’

After hours of debate yesterday, the Community Maritime Park Associates board decided to redirect a proposed YMCA away from  a waterfront space at the park. “I think we have made a big mistake doing what we did here,” CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill said. Proponents of a new downtown Y had [...]

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