The City of Pensacola invites the public to provide input on the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project.
“I encourage everyone to provide their input on this project to help us further develop and enhance public access to our beautiful waterfront areas here in the City of Pensacola,” Mayor Grover Robinson said. “Bruce Beach is such an important part of Pensacola’s rich and diverse history, and I’m looking forward to bringing it back to life for our residents and visitors to enjoy for generations to come.”
The city is offering opportunities for both in-person and virtual input:
- Virtual Presentation and Discussion: Tuesday, June 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. Free online registration is available through Eventbrite. Registration is not required, but is encouraged for planning purposes. The meeting can be accessed using this link.
In-Person Open House: Wednesday, June 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Community Maritime Park Amphitheater (Behind Blue Wahoos Stadium, 301 W. Main St.). Free online registration is available through Eventbrite. Registration is not required, but is encouraged for planning purposes.
At the meetings, the engineering and design team will provide an update on how the design has progressed since the last public meeting held in February 2020, share additional details on the phasing and construction schedule and present a strategy for incorporating African American history and heritage into the project.
The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project was initiated as a catalytic project of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan, with the goal of creating a new recreational and educational destination as part of a more connected public realm along the city’s waterfront.
Key project priorities are:
- Connect people to the water
- Restore and enhance local ecology
- Mark and commemorate African American history and heritage at the site
- Design for educational activities, both indoors and outdoors
- Create a cultural and educational destination at the Bay’s edge