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Pensacola awarded $14.2 Million in State Funding

The City of Pensacola’s funding requests for Baptist Hospital, Pensacola International Airport and Bay Bluffs Park have all been approved for state funding as part of the budget signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Wednesday, June 12. The three projects will become part of the state budget effective Monday, July 1.

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Awarded Project Total: $14.2 million

  • $7 Million: Baptist Hospital Legacy Campus Reimagining
  • $5 Million: Pensacola International Airport Expansion
  • $2.2 Million: Bay Bluff’s Park Revamp

“It’s a great day for the City of Pensacola,” Mayor D.C. Reeves said. “The $14.2 million investment in all three of our legislative priorities will help transform our airport, our city parks system, and set the stage for Pensacola’s largest attainable housing investment ever. I appreciate Gov. DeSantis, Senator Doug Broxson, Rep. Andrade, Rep. Salzman and Conservation Florida for their advocacy in these projects, and we look forward to getting all three started soon.”

The city will use the $7 million in state funding awarded for the Baptist Hospital Legacy Campus to begin reimagining the property for affordable housing. Currently, the city is in the process of identifying the buildings and areas that will not require demolition.

The initial steps toward Pensacola International Airport’s new terminal featuring five new gates are underway with preliminary planning and conceptual development. The $5 million in funding will be used to advance the approximately $70 million project through design and into construction.

The city has partnered with Conservation Florida, a statewide land conservancy, to keep Bay Bluffs Park in the public sector and prevent future city administrations from selling it on the private market. The $2.2 million in funding will allow for the demolition of the condemned boardwalk and pave the way for discussion with the Pensacola community and Conservation Florida on the design of the revamped park.

Read more about the approved budget from Gov. DeSantis’ Office here.