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Closing the Loop on the CRA

Closing the Loop on the CRA

When it came time for the Community Redevelopment Agency report during the May 9 Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilman Brian Spencer—who also serves as the CRA chairman—was out of the room. He’d left a moment earlier, followed shortly by City Administrator Bill Reynolds. When the [...]

Quick Hix Nix

Quick Hix Nix

It was a light, quick affair. It was the end of the Hixardt deal. For now, anyways. “We want Pensacola to stay our home,” Mike Hicks, CEO of Hixardt Technologies, Inc., assured the Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency board. “We want Pensacola to be our headquarters.” Since 2011, [...]

CRA Considers Hixardt

A few hours before the Blue Wahoos season opener at the Community Maritime Park, the Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency Board will meet across the street at city hall. There is only one issue listed on the CRA’s meeting agenda: an amendment to the economic development agreement with [...]

Another Hayward staged showdown on YMCA and CMP

Another Hayward staged showdown on YMCA and CMP

The stage is set for another melodramatic showdown. This one is on whether the YMCA will be allowed to lease a parcel at the Community Maritime Park for its new $10-million downtown facility. Alas, as of this writing, no one is sure where Mayor Hayward stands on the lease or even if the [...]

Pitching the Plan

When Brian Hooper dove in to the downtown-redevelopment think tank last year, he was awaiting the arrival of his first child. On Thursday, that baby sat and listened in the public gallery as his father presented the Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee’s final report to the Pensacola Community [...]

City Council COW Rundown

City Council COW Rundown

During Pensacola City Council’s Committee of the Whole this afternoon, members will discuss the follow-through from a discussion had last week regarding the body’s rules and procedures. Last Thursday, the council met with an attorney from Panama City in an effort to get a handle on how to [...]

Spencer Gets Round 2 as CRA Head

Spencer Gets Round 2 as CRA Head

The Community Redevelopment Agency, made up of the Pensacola City Council, selected new leaders this week. Councilman Brian Spencer was reelected as CRA chairman, while Councilwoman Megan Pratt, who previously served as chair, was elected as vice-chairman. Both Spencer and Pratt were [...]

MURAC’s Final Plan

The Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee has been at work since February. Today it approved its final report, a document chock-full of recommendations concerning downtown Pensacola. “People are going to criticize this report and that’s ok,” said committee Chairman Brian Hooper. [...]

CRA’s Backdoor?

Pensacola City Council members are once again split on what Mayor Ashton Hayward can and cannot—and should or should not—do. The familiar debate over the particulars of the city’s new strong-mayor form of government this time originated from the realm of the downtown Community Redevelopment [...]

New CRA Leadership

Pensacola’s Community Redevelopment Agency has a new chairman and vice chairman. The CRA board—comprised of the Pensacola City Council—chose its new leadership Jan. 9. Councilman Brian Spencer is the CRA’s new chairman, while Councilman John Jerralds will serve as its new vice [...]

2010 Pelican Drop Schedule

2010 EVENT SCHEDULE CAT Country/International Paper Stage (Intendencia St) 5pm to 8pm- Children’s Pelican Celebration • At the stroke of 8 pm the Pelican will rise and light • up along with our annual bubble stomp! 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. – Bush Hawg • 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Katie [...]

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

What Charlie Fairchild said about Maritime Park in 2005

The year was 2005. Pensacola had finished a series of town hall meetings on a proposed community maritime park. Charlie Fairchild, C.C. Elebash and Marty Donovan were working behind the scenes to defeat the project. I actually interviewed Fairchild in July 2005 about the project ("Save Our City," [...]

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