Oct. 28, 2021
Bruce Beach Revitalization Project Update
The City of Pensacola hosted a virtual presentation and in-person open house on Oct. 26 and 27 to provide project updates on the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project. This project is a catalytic part of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan supporting the city's goal of creating a more connected public waterfront in Pensacola.
A recording of the Oct. 26 virtual workshop is available here.
Design concepts for the project that were displayed during the virtual presentation and in-person open house are available here.
At the meetings, the engineering and design team provided an update on how the design has progressed since the last public meeting held in June 2021, including how previous public input has been incorporated into the project design. An update on interpretive signage for the site was also presented, and attendees had opportunities to ask questions and engage in small group discussions during the meetings.
The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project was initiated as a catalytic project of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan, with the goal of creating a new recreational and educational destination as part of a more connected public realm along the city’s waterfront.
Key project priorities are:
- Connect people to the water
- Restore and enhance local ecology
- Mark and commemorate African American history and heritage at the site
- Design for educational activities, both indoors and outdoors
- Create a cultural and educational destination at the Bay’s edge
The project is currently being designed by the planning and engineering firm HDR, with consistency review from SCAPE
.Share Your Bruce Beach History with the Project Team
The City of Pensacola and SCAPE are seeking historical photos or documents related to Bruce Beach, which the project team may use for the interpretive history signage at the site. Anyone wishing to share a piece of Bruce Beach history is asked to please submit their documents or photos to Sophie Riedel with SCAPE at firstname.lastname@example.org