Escambia Approves Brownfield Designation For Cantonment, Three Other CRAs

July 23, 2019

The Escambia County Commission has designated four Community Development Areas in Cantonment and north Pensacola as Brownfield Areas.

In 2011 the county designated the Palafox, Englewood, Brownsville, Barrancas and Warrington CRAs as Brownfields. Between 2010 and 2015 the county added four additional CRAs – Atwood, Ensley, Oakfield and Cantonment.

The four newer CRAs were designated as brownfields for the purposes of economic development and environmental rehabilitation incentives offered through state programs. The project will be consistent with the land use plan and will reduce slum and blight, stimulate commercial development, and create new jobs.

To qualify for the incentives offered through the Brownfield Redevelopment Act, a property must be officially designated a Brownfield by resolution by commission.

There are about two dozen brownfield areas in Escambia County. The only one north of I-10 is the entire town of Century.


2 Responses to “Escambia Approves Brownfield Designation For Cantonment, Three Other CRAs”

  1. Beulah Gal on July 23rd, 2019 2:02 pm

    This map appears to show the Pensacola Christian College campus within one of the brownfield areas. Why would Escambia County include a wealthy and thriving private college?

  2. JOHN on July 23rd, 2019 12:37 pm

    We need to bring better paying jobs here.

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