Wayside Park

Bridge work update leaves questions

Bridge work update leaves questions

Although the inspection supervisor on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge and a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation aren’t quite in sync, both have made new assurances of an impressive, eventual construction result. The $427 million project began in spring 2017 but has been beset by weather delays and faulty work on the concrete […]

Sharp divides surface in Gulf Breeze mayor’s race

Sharp divides surface in Gulf Breeze mayor’s race

The long quiet political landscape in the City of Gulf Breeze is rumbling. For the first time since 2008, candidates for the mayor’s seat on the city council are putting out yard signs, knocking on doors and airing their differences in a political campaign of the sort many residents can’t recall witnessing before. Read the […]

Bridge bells and whistles still undecided

Bridge bells and whistles still undecided

The planned new Pensacola Bay Bridge may feature red, white and blue lights for much of its 3.7 miles on the Fourth of July. Or not. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

New Gulf Breeze trail would encircle neighborhoods

New Gulf Breeze trail would encircle neighborhoods

Gulf Breeze officials are planning a multi-use pedestrian and bike path that would ring most of the city’s neighborhoods west of Highway 98, comprising nearly 4 miles of paved, 10-foot-wide pathway. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Revised bridge plans coming soon

Revised bridge plans coming soon

Criticized for planning a new Pensacola Bay Bridge that’s too plain and narrow, the Florida Department of Transportation will unveil revised drawings in March. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

James Campbell is used to turning away would-be beer buyers on Sunday mornings at the Exxon station he manages in the City of Gulf Breeze. But soon he won’t have to. “People come in on their way to the beach and want to fill their coolers. But I have to say no until noon,” Campbell […]

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Find me the money. That’s what City of Gulf Breeze council members are saying to department heads and their accountant as they try to escape a pool of red ink welling up in the budget for next year. Although the municipality of about 6,000 residents boasts an affluent image with average housing values topping $240,000– […]

Don Gaetz helped in Gulf Breeze park wrangling

Don Gaetz helped in Gulf Breeze park wrangling

Although influential Florida Sen. Don Gaetz maintained a cautious public position as the City of Gulf Breeze pushed for more compensation for right of way to build the new Pensacola Bay Bridge, behind the scenes he advocated for the municipality’s quest. “At first the Florida Department of Transportation’s offer was zero, nothing,” said Gulf Breeze […]

Gulf Breeze eyes big profit on Wayside Park

Gulf Breeze eyes big profit on Wayside Park

In a proposed deal that even Donald Trump might envy, the Gulf Breeze City Council is seeking a mark-up of nearly $13 million on a $100 investment by selling a sliver of Wayside Park to the state as right-of-way for the new Pensacola Bay Bridge. With the deadline just two weeks away for the Florida […]