Escambia Selects OLF-8 Master Plan Design Firm

August 9, 2019

The Escambia County Commission on Thursday chose a design firm to create the master plan for the OLF-8 site on Nine Mile Road.

The commission voted to select DPZ CoDESIGN of Miami from a list of three previously ranked firms.

DPZ CoDESIGN’s accomplishments include the Perdido Key Corridor Master Plan, Pensacola Community Redevelopment Area Form Based Code, the Orange County Code and Comprehensive Plan, Reinvent Phoenix (AZ), Seaside in Fort Walton, and the Southtowne Apartments in Pensacola.

Escambia County has advertised an associated project manager position for the project that is expected to be on board in about a month.

In January Escambia County acquired the 636 acre OLF-8 in a land swap with the U.S. Navy for property in Santa Rosa County. The land exchange provided Escambia County with property that can accommodate a wide variety of residential and light industrial development options.

The other two design firm finalists were Associated Space Design dba ASD|SKY of Atlanta and the Pensacola office of Atkins North America. file photo.


11 Responses to “Escambia Selects OLF-8 Master Plan Design Firm”

  1. Trish on August 16th, 2019 4:34 pm

    I think they should have asked the residents of Beulah what we wanted. We don’t need anything more to cause more traffic issues on 9 mile road. It is already bad enough due to the lack of planning by the county.

  2. Duke of Wawbeek on August 11th, 2019 2:02 pm

    Follow the money

  3. Thomas on August 10th, 2019 6:33 pm

    Since when did “The land exchange provided Escambia County with property that can accommodate a wide variety of residential and light industrial development options?” NEVER was there mention of residential development at OLF-8! And we residents will be up in arms if there is a whiff of residential development there. We’ve endured almost three years of road construction to alleviate the results of overdevelopment of residential properties along 9 Mile Road & Beulah Road. We can’t get out of our subdivision safely now! THERE WILL BE NO MORE residential development along in this section of Nine Mile. We were told the land swap was designed to provide high tech-low emission industry at OLF-8. That’s what better be there, with traffic lights at the entrance to Nine Mile.

  4. david lamb on August 10th, 2019 6:21 pm

    @ Michael Rogers AMEN

  5. Michael Rogers on August 10th, 2019 7:19 am

    So explain to me how it is Escambia county can swap land from another county like Santa Rosa to gain control of 636 acres that belonged to the Navy, secondly if this land was available why couldn’t Navy Federal build on it instead of the County selling out the land from the 4H club, seems like some pretty underhanded and insider dealings, who’s making the profit.

  6. Century Resident on August 10th, 2019 1:15 am

    @My 2 cents
    Look for the silver lining.

  7. It’s just me on August 9th, 2019 2:20 pm

    We really need a grocery and restaurants. The traffic only gets worse and I don’t see it getting better until we finish one project before we start the next. Going down mine mike just to get something other than Tom Thumb food is a nightmare.

  8. My2Cents on August 9th, 2019 10:34 am

    You live in Century…At the moment there is nothing to brag about with all of the problems that are going on.

  9. Fredtp on August 9th, 2019 8:34 am

    Here we go, another Milestone in the making. When Milestone was in the making. We do not need more subdivisions and apartments out here! We need restaurants and businesses.

  10. M in Bratt on August 9th, 2019 7:03 am

    Let us hurry up and fatten up the wallets of the developers while we ignore the traffic problems that we are creating.

  11. Century Resident on August 9th, 2019 2:00 am

    Sure am glad we live here and not in all that mess.

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