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Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

Status of Maritime Park, Post-Studers

What's next for the Community Maritime Park? Several questions need to be answered before the city puts the parcels back on the market. 1. Who markets the remaining eight parcels at the park? The CMPA Board says that CBRE is no longer the real estate agent for them. COO Tamara Fountain has told [...]

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

Four finalists for Council Executive announced

A selection committee, comprised of Council President Andy Terhaar, City Administrator Eric Olson and consultant Al Coby, has narrowed down the 57 applications for council executive to four finalists: Daryl Betancur of Palm Springs, Ca Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board for the Las [...]

Council gives Studers what they said did not want

Council gives Studers what they said did not want

Quint Studer yesterday stood before the Pensacola City Council and told them that he and his wife didn't want the city council to take parcels 3, 6 and 9 off the market while the city's attorneys draft leases for the parcels. "This week after months of meeting, your agent for leasing--the CMPA, [...]

CMPA shoots shot across the mayor’s bow, approves Studer leases

CMPA shoots shot across the mayor’s bow, approves Studer leases

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees did in less than 48 hours what Mayor Ashton Hayward and his COO Tamara Fountain failed to accomplish in four weeks. The CMPA Board negotiated and approved leases for parcels 3, 6 and 9 with the Studers. How will Hayward and Fountain [...]

Once again, Mayor’s office changes the lease approval process for Maritime Park

Once again, Mayor’s office changes the lease approval process for Maritime Park

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) On June 18, the Pensacola City Council held a workshop on two development proposals. CBRE and MCM-BAP presented on a proposed hotel, mixed housing and public-private funded parking garage. The Studers presented their proposals for parcels 3, 6 and 9 - which [...]

Another observation from Monday Council Marathon

Another observation from Monday Council Marathon

The height of dysfunction is to hold a council workshop on a film commission, have city staff make a presentation, and not have any council support for the proposal. A simple request for a show of hands from city council members in June would have been enough to see if there was any interest to [...]

Mayor’s office sneaks in bad news updates at end of five-hour meeting marathon

Mayor’s office sneaks in bad news updates at end of five-hour meeting marathon

The Pensacola City Council met for nearly five hours yesterday: agenda review, CRA meeting and council workshop. At the very end of the last meeting, City Administrator Eric Olson chose to give updates on a litany of outstanding city projects. Some of the news was good, but most of it was [...]

Council president calls special meeting on Studer leases

Council president calls special meeting on Studer leases

The city of Pensacola has notified the media that Council President Andy Terhaar has called for a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 to consider the proposed leases for the the Studers' development of Community Maritime Park parcels 3, 6 and 9. He is also proposing a resolution that [...]

Pensacola City Council workshops film commission and climate control

Pensacola City Council workshops film commission and climate control

The Pensacola City Council holds its monthly week of meetings this week (Calliope music playing in the background). The city leaders will its regular meeting on Thursday. Today the council has the agenda review, CRA and a workshop. At the workshop, Mayor Ashton Hayward's Pensacola Economic [...]

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

Council has 56 applicants for executive position

The application period for the new Pensacola City Council executive closed on June 15. At a council workshop held June 24 at Airport Conference Room, consultant Al Coby told the council that 56 people submitted applications. “From the applications I have gone over, there are 35 that do [...]

City Council Agenda missing a few items

City Council Agenda missing a few items

The agenda for next week's Pensacola City Council meeting is missing a few items: CBRE update on Maritime Park and the proposed hotel and condo development. Actually any update from CBRE would be nice. Has the council approved contract renewal/extension? Update on how city will replace [...]

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

MCM-BAP deal falls apart

Another city deal appears to have fallen apart, according to Pensacola Today's Shannon Nickinson. In her article "Choices for Maritime Park coming to City Council," which was posted this morning, Nickinson reports that Michael McShea and Lee Ann Korst of CBRE sent City COO Tamara Fountain a [...]

City politics: Once again much ado, little change

City politics: Once again much ado, little change

Pensacola City Hall came into this week with three contentious issues: CMPA Board of Trustees, Film Commission and Gallery Night. The first two involved the Pensacola City Council and third the Downtown Improvement Board. As the week comes to an end, little has really changed. The few changes [...]

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

Viewpoint: The Murky History of CMPA Board

By Christopher Lewis At 4 pm today, the Pensacola City Council will hold an extraordinary "emergency" special meeting during which it may vote to remove all 12 Trustees of the private developer Community Maritime Park Associates, Inc. (CMPA) Board – the 11 appointed by the Council and the one [...]

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