expansion

Blackwater River State Forest set to expand

Blackwater River State Forest set to expand

Blackwater River State Forest will expand by 800 acres due to the acquisition of the Florida Forever Project Area Wolfe Creek Forest. Funds for the purchase came from the United States Forest Service and the U.S. Navy. The announcement was made Friday by Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam. “Florida’s state forests are vital ecological and […]

First Baptist unveils expansion plans

First Baptist unveils expansion plans

First Baptist Church of Navarre is bursting at the seams, and in response the church staff has proposed construction of a 16,800-square-foot Family Life Center. Church Business Manager and Treasurer Sarah Heller said this multifunctional facility will fill a desperate need of the church: space for the children. The proposed price tag is $1.1 million […]

Zoning precedent to be set in used car lot query

Zoning precedent to be set in used car lot query

Concerns about the planned expansion of Navarre Auto Depot on Highway 87 South are leading to a decision over the standard for parking-lot surfaces in the Heart of Navarre business district. The three-year-old, family owned business originally requested and obtained permission to display a maximum of six vehicles on a paved lot it leases in […]

Twelve Oaks plans expansion to detox center

Twelve Oaks plans expansion to detox center

Twelve Oaks Treatment Center, located at 2068 Health Care Drive in Navarre, plans to expand its facility in an effort to increase its services. For more than 30 years, the Navarre location has offered substance abuse treatment to patients from throughout the country. The facility will expand the detox facility in order to increase the […]

Emergency room expansion underway

Emergency room expansion underway

Santa Rosa Medical Center broke ground Thursday on an expansion program that will more than double the size of the hospital’s emergency department. Construction will take place during the next 12 month, however, the new space is scheduled to open to patients in February 2016. Renovation of the current space should be completed and operational […]

$600K project to alleviate crowded YMCA

$600K project to alleviate crowded YMCA

It won’t come as a surprise to the 4,400 members of Navarre’s Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA that it is time to expand. The YMCA opened its doors in 2006 and has grown 450 percent, culminating in an at-capacity crowd. The 15,000-square-foot facility is buzzing with activity day and night with members seeking room in […]