Property Owner Wants To Remove 73-Year Old Cantonment Subdivision Plat

March 4, 2024

A property owner wants the Escambia County Commission to remove a plat for a Cantonment subvision that was first drawn out 73 years ago.

The Cantonment Park Subdivision was platted in 1951 on a portion of a 52-acre parcel just across the railroad tracks along Highway 95 between Benjulyn Road and Countri Lane. The property has an address of 600 Old Novak Road.

For owner Martin Coe to redevelop the property, the original 24-lot plat needs to be vacated, according to the county.

This week, the Escambia County Commission will consider scheduling a public hearing for April 4 on removing the Cantonment Park Subdivision plat. images, click to enlarge.


12 Responses to “Property Owner Wants To Remove 73-Year Old Cantonment Subdivision Plat”

  1. Chris on March 10th, 2024 3:24 am

    Also i know this is off but who do you reach out to about asking for sidewalks to be put in. seen many KIDS killed on Kingsfield because no sidewalks but we have subdivisions all down Kingsfield. Any one can help please let me know. Thank you.

  2. Phillip on March 5th, 2024 7:54 pm

    No we need another ant hill subdivision. Build adequate infrastructure first then come back and ask. Where is the water going to come from. Water is a finite resource.

  3. Donnie on March 5th, 2024 5:41 pm

    So wait 73 years to build 269 homes two feet apart? In a swamp?

  4. Donnie on March 5th, 2024 4:39 pm

    Why build there? It’s all swamp..

  5. Jason on March 5th, 2024 2:02 am

    @ Rachael …. your thoughts are on target. Building application permit submitted in December 2022 indicates plans for a 269 unit Single Family Residential subdivision .

  6. Rachel on March 5th, 2024 12:38 am

    I imagine the plan is to vacate 24 lot subdivision for 200 lot subdivision, if not more.

  7. josh on March 4th, 2024 8:52 pm

    Ahh , those beautiful J.W. Cook plats, it would probably be near impossible to recreate the boundary anyway, so why not.

  8. TC on March 4th, 2024 8:45 pm

    The plat that was requested to be agricultural last year is south of this plat on Old Novak, between Candy Ln and Archer rd.

  9. Kelly Rogers on March 4th, 2024 5:24 pm

    Removed to do what? I would say is the biggest question!! Let me guess to fit even more front doors on the lot?!?!

  10. Henry Coe on March 4th, 2024 3:28 pm

    No, the property that wanted to get zoned agricultural is a bit further south. This property is zoned agricultural and probably always has been.

  11. on March 4th, 2024 2:12 pm

    “Isnt this the property yhat the owner wanted agriculture zoning last year?”

  12. Jj on March 4th, 2024 10:35 am

    Isnt this the property yhat the owner wanted agriculture zoning last year?