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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 [...]

YMCA’s Prelude to the CMPA

YMCA’s Prelude to the CMPA

Representatives of the YMCA appeared before a committee of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees Monday for a preview of their meeting with the full board tomorrow. “We are happy to be at the point we are at right now,” YMCA Chairman of the Board Steve Williams told the [...]

Y is for Yes (in Concept)

Y is for Yes (in Concept)

Before a standing room only crowd tonight, the Pensacola City Council laid the foundation for a new YMCA at the Community Maritime Park. In concept, at least. “The YMCA would like to know, is this a possibility or is it dead?” Councilwoman Megan Pratt said near the end of a three-hour [...]

Outfield Aircraft Carrier?

Outfield Aircraft Carrier?

What’s next for the Community Maritime Park? How about a 1,067-foot long aircraft carrier off of right field? There is currently a push, and accompanying online petition, to explore such a project. The group is suggesting the USS Forrestal be docked locally, near the ballpark, and transformed [...]

What would the new downtown YMCA look like?

What would the new downtown YMCA look like?

One of the hottest topics downtown is the proposal that the YMCA relocate its downtown facility to the Community Maritime Park. The YMCA board hasn't said much yet on the idea, but I found in my notes of a report that outlines what the YMCA does for the community and what the facility may [...]

Video: Hot Stove Politics in Escambia and Pensacola

On Jan. 8, I was invited to sit in with attorney Bill Rankin on his television show "Within Reason." Segment One - Ernie Lee Magaha handing out bonuses and pay raises to his employees - "The Danger of the Lame Duck" Segment Two - Gun Violence, Cycle of Poverty and Possible [...]

Buzz: YMCA may replace Maritime Museum

Buzz: YMCA may replace Maritime Museum

I'm hearing that there is a possibly that that downtown YMCA may be relocated to the Maritime Park. There has been a concerted effort to find a suitable,high-traffic replacement for the maritime museum. The park was originally designed to have a conference center and maritime museum that would have [...]

Studer Negotiations

Studer Negotiations

Blue Wahoos owner Quint Studer met with officials from the city of Pensacola and the Community Maritime Park Association this morning in an attempt to hammer out a lease for a parcel of property located at the Maritime Park. “We’re close,” said CMPA Chairman Collier Merrill at the end of [...]

EBO Report: ‘Fluff and Stuff’

EBO Report: ‘Fluff and Stuff’

Members of the Community Maritime Park Associates’ Equal Business Opportunity Committee met last night to digest the final report concerning minority participation in the park project. While the mood initially had the hint of a finish-line celebration, it quickly soured. “This is a good [...]

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