July 26, 2022
REMINDER: Bruce Beach Revitalization Project Groundbreaking Today (July 26)
The City of Pensacola invites the public to a groundbreaking event kicking off the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project, which is a catalytic project of the Pensacola Waterfront Framework Plan supporting the city's goal of creating a more connected public waterfront.
The groundbreaking event will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26 at Bruce Beach, located at 601 W. Main St. in Pensacola. Please see the event map below for details.
All residents, stakeholders, and community members are invited to join the City of Pensacola, Mayor Grover Robinson, District 6 Councilwoman Ann Hill, District 7 Councilman Delarian Wigggins, and the City of Pensacola Community Redevelopment Agency to celebrate the start of construction for this transformational project.
The Bruce Beach Revitalization Project aims to create 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 was designed by the planning and engineering firm HDR, with consistency review from SCAPE
and input from the public. The City of Pensacola awarded a contract to Biggs Construction Inc. for construction of the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project. Bruce Beach will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, July 27 for the duration of the project. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2023, weather permitting.
For more information about the Bruce Beach Revitalization Project, visit the City of Pensacola website.