New Retail Shopping Center Proposed For Archer Road, Highway 29

October 24, 2021

A new shopping center is being proposed for the northeast corner of Archer Road and Highway 29.

DKJ Real Properties filed the application for the Archer Road Retail Center this month.

With just under 10,000 square feet, the shopping center will have eight retail spaces ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 square feet and 33 parking spaces on just under one acre, if constructed.

The project is currently in the Escambia County Development Review process.

Comments

25 Responses to “New Retail Shopping Center Proposed For Archer Road, Highway 29”

  1. Randy on October 27th, 2021 12:56 pm

    The BOCC’s in both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties need to get kicked out of office…They are definately not looking out for the best interests of the citizens of either county. Also, their personal finances need to be audited regarding payoffs from developers.

  2. Concerned on October 26th, 2021 8:29 am

    I agree with Chris and Century! Don’t move to country or rural area and try to turn it into town!

  3. century on October 25th, 2021 7:43 pm

    It would be nice just have a wearhouse and make a sewing factory or have a printing shop or just anything to make plastic wear so people can have jobs to make some money.

  4. Chris on October 25th, 2021 5:41 pm

    It’s called “progress” for those who have moved here from urban cesspools, sprawl, greed for developers and BOCC, wannabe urban hipsters, and of course, the internet crowd.
    Those of us who are lifelong residents of Cantonment and northward will have no other choice soon but to move further into rural areas if we want to retain our lifestyle. All those who come from the cesspools immediately want to change what attracted them here to start with. And let’s not forget, they also vote in a way that turned their prior area into something they wanted to move away from. Makes great sense huh ?

  5. Vintage senior on October 25th, 2021 5:10 pm

    We have mass transportation (ECAT), bicycle traffic, and of course hundreds of people walking to the newest shopping attractions planned.

  6. Ugly on October 25th, 2021 8:09 am

    Escambia County “could be” a prettier city if the County Commissioners would
    Use an urban city model that has done it right! #1 landscape! The landscape around
    Our urban development is pitiful and ugly! The buildings that go up mostly
    Resemble pole barns! Cheap and unattractive shopping strips. North Cantonment needs a complete face lift. To many ugly buildings here already. If I ever win the lottery,
    I’m going to buy that eye sore of a golf course that the paper mill owns and turn it
    Into a beautiful recreation park for the community. Hire some upbeat modern planners for our community. Get rid of the old stale ugly look of North Cantonment.

  7. Hmm, let's see on October 25th, 2021 6:51 am

    What we need is a medical marijuana dispensary to go along with our methadone clinic.

  8. alan on October 24th, 2021 7:05 pm

    @Carlos – Same thought that went through my head. Even if there is just 1 employee per store, you are down to 25 slots. Two of the slots are HC parking, which puts you at 23 slots for non-HC patrons. Like you, I wonder what kind of businesses only require that few spaces. Finally, if they put a business in just one or two spaces that draws a decent amount of folks, there will not be anywhere else to park.

  9. A Alex on October 24th, 2021 7:02 pm

    No traffic light!!!! Alrwady a hazardess intersection with lots of wrecks in the last five years and the RR tracks there to.

  10. Obie 1 on October 24th, 2021 6:44 pm

    Stupid…Stupid…Stupid!

  11. Harry? on October 24th, 2021 4:48 pm

    Mr. Murchison, I am going to assume that your post is sarcastic.

    :)

  12. just saying on October 24th, 2021 1:33 pm

    its called sprawl… The reason they build them is because the people that live there will shop there… Trust me… I wont come out to your sleepy Paper Mill Hamlet to shop but I can bet I will see you at Wal-Mart…

  13. Meme on October 24th, 2021 1:29 pm

    This area used to be a beautiful small town. Now everywhere you look there are empty strip malls, storage units, rundown abandoned commercial businesses. ENOUGH. WE DON’T NEED ANYMORE EMPTY RUNDOWN BUILDINGS. STOP THE MADNESS.

  14. DLo on October 24th, 2021 12:32 pm

    This isn’t central planning comrades, it’s private commercial property, you don’t get to decide what goes there. If you want to change the zoning go talk to the county commissioners and get something done, or buy the property yourself and leave it just the way it is. Otherwise you have zero input.

  15. Concerned on October 24th, 2021 12:01 pm

    I wish all these companies would stop trying to “enhance” the lifestyles of people as some cooperations would say. Just look at Century, there are 2 Dollar Generals now, a Family Dollar, and in Flomaton there’s another Dollar General. We don’t need that many in such a small to town. Cantonment is nice, (specifically talking about the area close to Archer road) its out of the direct city, there’s some space, but still close enough to all the stores like Walmart and other places people need to go for shopping and for work. Why try to change the land and the peacefulness when it’s perfectly fine the way it is? I wish big cooperations would quit trying to invade on the lives of people in the area. Just don’t do it.

  16. Shirl on October 24th, 2021 11:55 am

    I live on Archer Rd. Do not want a shopping center here, no never, never, never!

  17. Eugene on October 24th, 2021 11:40 am

    I agree with all of those who commented negatively toward the further commercialization of this once beautiful, peaceful, forested county. What a shame….I retired 30 years ago to Escambia county (from California) and we are now being turned into California.

  18. ?Parking? on October 24th, 2021 10:05 am

    Let’s say this get built. Where will customers and employees park? 33 parking spaces for 8 retail stores…

  19. Carlos on October 24th, 2021 9:42 am

    Is 33 spaces enough for 8ish viable businesses? If no units get combined, you’d think 8-16 spaces would be for employees. What kind of businesses would be able to last with only 1-2 parking spaces used at any given time? Clearly too much building and not enough spaces.

  20. HARRY MURCHISON on October 24th, 2021 9:19 am

    LIVED IN CANTONMENT FOR 30 YEARS AFTER RETIRING FROM THE MILITARY. FOR THAT 30 YEARS CANTONMENT HAS NOT SEEN ANY FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS, LIKE ARBY’S, WHATABURGER,BURGER KING. WE HAVE THE SAME THING WE HAD 30 YEARS AGO. WE DON’T NEED A STRIP MALL, WE NEED FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS FROM BIG CHAIN STORES. I THOUGHT THE JR CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE WAS SUPPOSE TO BRING IN BUSINESS’S FOR ALL ESCAMBIA COUNTY NOT JUST PENSACOLA. WHY DON’T YOU ASK THE PEOPLE OF CANTONMENT WHAT WE NEED INSTEAD OF TRYING TO GIVE US WHAT YOU WANT! WE DON’T NEED OR WANT A STRIP MALL!!

  21. J.Larry Seale on October 24th, 2021 8:58 am

    lets build…just what we need for 29
    another eye sore……….

  22. cdpjr on October 24th, 2021 5:47 am

    WHAT!!!!!
    NO DOLLAR GENERAL!!!!!
    HOW CAN THIS BE???
    THIS IS CRAZY THAT THEY MISSED A SPOT!!!!!
    I”M CALLING CORPORATE!!!

  23. mnon on October 24th, 2021 5:44 am

    Pfft it’ll be in Cantonment, just another “shopping center” to look like trash within 5 years of being built. Look at the Grocery Advantage, Winn Dixie shopping centers with multiple stores. They were nice when first built, now look at the properties.

  24. Wizard on October 24th, 2021 4:57 am

    Great idea. All of the shopping anyone needs is within a few miles of this location already. I foresee a nail salon, seasonal fireworks stand, vape store, maybe a checks cashed-no questions kind of setup here. Totally unnecessary and only contributes to the sprawl.

  25. No on October 24th, 2021 1:17 am

    Just NO!!!!!





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