May 20, 2021MEDIA CONTACT:
City Working with FEMA to Complete Remaining Hurricane Sally Repairs
The City of Pensacola is continuing to work diligently with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to acquire the necessary approvals and funding in order to complete remaining repairs from Hurricane Sally damage. The public's patience is appreciated as the city works through the FEMA process required to move forward with repairs to City of Pensacola parks, boardwalks, waterfront areas and other public amenities that were damaged by Hurricane Sally.
FEMA Project Status Updates (Subject to Change)
- Bayview Park piers: Approved by FEMA, estimated construction start date is late summer 2021
- Commendencia Slip: Awaiting FEMA approval, estimated construction start date is late summer or early fall 2021
- Community Maritime Park: Awaiting FEMA approval, estimated construction start date is late summer 2021
- Osceola Golf Course and Clubhouse: Awaiting FEMA approval, estimated construction start date is late summer 2021
- Roger Scott Tennis Center: Repairs underway, estimated construction completion date is late summer 2021
- Sanders Beach piers and boardwalks: Awaiting FEMA approval, estimated construction start date is late summer 2021
- Wayside East Park: Awaiting FEMA approval, estimated construction start date is late summer or early fall 2021
In addition to the FEMA approval process, which is necessary for the City of Pensacola to receive federal funding for these projects, the construction timelines may be impacted by the nationwide shortage of lumber and material, potentially delaying some projects.
"We understand that our residents are anxious to see these repairs completed so we can get our hurricane-damaged parks and waterfront areas looking beautiful again," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "The city is also more than ready to move these projects forward, and our employees are working with FEMA as quickly as possible to make that happen. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to restore the amenities that we know so many of our residents and visitors enjoy."
Residents are encouraged to use the interactive Capital Improvement Projects Dashboard
on the City of Pensacola website, which will be updated with the latest information about FEMA projects as well as other capital improvement projects throughout the city.