New Byrneville Minor Subdivision Approved; It’s Just Four Lots

March 29, 2024

Escambia County has approved development plans for the “Byrneville Subdivision” on 122 acres near Byrneville Elementary School. It’s the only new development approved in the county during March, and it is just four new parcels.

The plans are much different than most we’ve reported on. The applicant, John Dean of Pensacola, plans to split the 122 acres on two parcels into just the four residential lots — three that would be 20-25 acres each and one at nearly 55 acres.

The plans were approved this week by the Escambia County Development Review Committee.

Dean told that the 55-acre parcel has already been sold; property records show it was purchased by a nearby resident.

Dean said he and his sister are planning to sell the other three parcels.

The minor subdivision fronts both West Highway 4 and Byrneville Road at the Byrneville Elementary school.

The DRC order is valid for two years.


10 Responses to “New Byrneville Minor Subdivision Approved; It’s Just Four Lots”

  1. Chris on April 2nd, 2024 8:34 pm

    Folks, just because it’s being subdivided doesn’t mean that it’s being developed. It just means the property is being split into different lots to make the sale easier.

  2. Stating the obvious on March 30th, 2024 9:41 am

    We sit on 40 plus acres in Byrneville, when something happens to us and one child. If she decides to sell, who knows what may come in. If zoning changes?

  3. josh on March 29th, 2024 5:25 pm

    I remember surveying this tract a few years ago. Glad I wont’ have to cut the lots out. The boundary was a mess.

  4. Dola on March 29th, 2024 4:35 pm

    Stating the obvious I’m sure, but we live in what will eventually be a suburb of Pensacola. Might be a generation or two down the road, but it’s coming.

  5. Just Saying on March 29th, 2024 9:47 am

    Would rather be four homes than 30 later.

  6. CW on March 29th, 2024 9:30 am


    20 acre lots is hardly “being like New York”. That’s a huge piece of property. You could build a house in the center and nobody would ever see it. My yard is plenty big and I have 3 acres.

  7. Not You on March 29th, 2024 9:20 am

    @Concerned & Concerned Citizen:

    Don’t hate the developers. It’s your neighbors that are selling out to them.

  8. Lou on March 29th, 2024 8:54 am

    It’s John and his sister’s right to sell. I love that the lots are big.

  9. Concerned Citizen on March 29th, 2024 8:51 am

    Really hate seeing this, at least it’s not like subdivisions in Pensacola. Hope I never see that in my lifetime. Byrneville is a really close community with land being passed down from generation to generation, hope developers don’t get their hands on anything up this way.

  10. Concerned on March 29th, 2024 8:00 am

    How sad more farm land gone.dont they have enough building going on in the south now it’s coming in the country.what a shame.if economy is so bad why they keep building.we use to be a quiet town with less traffic an now they want it to be like New York with not enough roads.

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