March 22, 2022
REMINDER: City, County to Host Public Workshop on Future Plans for West Jackson Street Tonight
(Tuesday, March 22)
A public meeting and workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 22 to gather public input and ideas to develop a Master Plan for the future improvement of West Jackson Street, between A Street and Fairfield Drive. The planning effort is a joint project of Escambia County and the City of Pensacola, as well as their Community Redevelopment Agencies.
The workshop will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Center, located at 3200 W. De Soto St. in Pensacola. Planning experts will first present research and analysis of the corridor, as well as possible scenarios and options for improving the street.
The presentation will be followed by three breakout sessions focused on safety and mobility, economic development and environmental sustainability. The feedback and ideas received during the workshop will be used to develop a vision for the Jackson Street Master Plan.
Members of the public are also invited to provide input in one of the following ways:
Escambia County District 2 Commissioner Doug Underhill, who sponsored the project on the county side, said the project was a way to connect West Side neighborhoods to each other and improve infrastructure.
“The mission of my office has been to address the core infrastructure in the core of the district," Underhill said. "Jackson Street ties Myrtle Grove, Warrington and Brownsville together into what we all love as the West Side. It is time to update it to the way we live today with the infrastructure needed to support our way of life into the future."
Pensacola City Councilman Delarian Wiggins, whose district encompasses the West Jackson Street area, said the project will help to bring the west side community together.
“The Jackson Street Master Plan is a great project that will help calm traffic on Jackson Street for 3 miles," Wiggins said. "However, the most important thing about this project is involving the community. Having community buy in is a huge win for large projects like this."
This meeting is part of the process to develop a feasible transportation and redevelopment plan that represents the community’s needs and desires.
Information about this and future meetings, along with ways to participate, can be found at ReimagineJacksonStreet.com and on Facebook @ReimagineJacksonStreet.