June 24, 2021
Bruce Beach Revitalization Project Update
The City of Pensacola is continuing to solicit public input on the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project, which is a catalytic project of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan supporting the city's goal of creating a more connected public waterfront in Pensacola.
The public is invited to complete an online survey by Friday, July 2 to share their thoughts and feedback on the project. The survey can be accessed here.
The City of Pensacola hosted a virtual presentation and in-person open house on June 22 and June 23 to provide opportunities for the public to learn more about the project and share feedback. The community's thoughts, opinions and suggestions are highly valued and will inform design and engineering decisions for this and future phases.
A recording of the June 22 virtual workshop is available here.
Draft concepts for the project that were displayed during the virtual presentation and in-person open house are available here.
At the meetings, the engineering and design team provided an update on how the design has progressed since the last public meeting held in February 2020, shared additional details on the phasing and construction schedule and presented 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
The project is currently being designed by the planning and engineering firm HDR, with consistency review from SCAPE
and with continued public input.