Food World

School district faces rising cost for Food World rehab

School district faces rising cost for Food World rehab

The cost to remodel an old grocery store to house Santa Rosa School District offices is more than $3 million higher than originally estimated. Despite the unexpected cost increase, the roughly $8.3 million project to turn an abandoned Food World on U.S. Highway 90 in Milton into administrative offices for several departments is still the […]

School Board moves to extend life of half-cent tax

School Board moves to extend life of half-cent tax

A third of the Santa Rosa School District’s capital outlay budget will be on the line March 28, 2017, with a special election to decide if a half-cent capital outlay sales tax will continue in the county. The tax, which brings in an estimated $7.5 million a year, has been in place since 1998. “This […]

School District stalled on Food World final purchase

School District stalled on Food World final purchase

The Santa Rosa County School Board approved the selection of DAG Architects Thursday, Oct. 20 to take on the remodel of an unused Food World as a new administrative office building for several school district departments. School Board Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Joey Harrell said that DAG was an excellent choice for the job. […]

School Board to give Food World a facelift

School Board to give Food World a facelift

The Santa Rosa County School Board gave the go ahead Thursday, July 22 for the $1.45 million purchase of an old grocery store building in Milton to replace the district’s Berryhill Administrative Complex. Located at 6032 Highway 90, the roughly 46,000-square-foot building will need several updates to house the Exceptional Student Education administrative offices along […]

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Relocating Santa Rosa County’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) administrative offices will cost roughly $3.8 million according to documentation presented to the Santa Rosa County School Board Thursday, July 7. The board voted unanimously to approve the results of the survey which outlined the state of the selected property and the renovations needed to replace building […]

City pays up to keep courthouse downtown

City pays up to keep courthouse downtown

Three of the five properties located where the City of Milton hopes the proposed new Santa Rosa County Courthouse will be built downtown are garnering far more than their appraised value. “We have been negotiating,” said City Manager Brian Watkins, who has been empowered by the city council to buy up land for a new […]

Property appraiser alerts BOCC to courthouse site bargain

Property appraiser alerts BOCC to courthouse site bargain

Nearly a month before Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted last Thursday to locate the planned new courthouse in downtown Milton, Property Appraiser Greg Brown tried to make them aware of a site he sees as a better value for taxpayers. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]