March 1, 2023
City Pursuing State Grant Funding for
Three Infrastructure Projects
The City of Pensacola is pursuing state grant funding for three infrastructure projects, with plans to apply for funding to complete projects at Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park, the Port of Pensacola and Fricker Resource Center.
The funding is available through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Hurricane Sally Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funding, which is part of the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program.
The City of Pensacola intends to submit applications for the following activities:
- Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park Project: This project will include stormwater, flood mitigation, and other green infrastructure improvements to linear park to reduce area flooding and boost community resiliency. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $31 million
- Port of Pensacola Infrastructure Restoration Project: This project will restore infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sally to include rail, road, water, and stormwater drainage as well as mitigation improvements. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $10 million
- Fricker Resource Center Demolition and Rebuild Project: This public facility project will include the demolition and rebuilding of the Fricker Resource Center to serve various community needs, including shelter assisting with emergency preparations and response. Estimated CDBG-DR request: $5 million
In developing a CDBG-DR application, the city must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of these activities. It is not anticipated that any proposed activities will result in displacement.
A 14-day public comment period to obtain citizen comments concerning the city’s intent to apply for these specific projects will be open starting Monday, March 6 through Monday, March 20. Please stay tuned to cityofpensacola.com for updates. An additional public notice will be sent once the comment period is open.