Friday, December 6, 2013

Land swap deal advances

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Escambia County approved the purchase of 601 acres in Santa Rosa County that eventually would be swapped for the Navy's 640-acre Outlying Field 8 in Escambia County’s Beulah. The Santa Rosa County land, appraised at $1.88 million, will be bought from RMS Timberlands. It will be developed as a helicopter training facility, then swapped for the Navy land in Escambia County. Escambia County wants the current OLF 8, adjacent to the Navy Federal Credit Union campus, for use as a commerce park. The county wants to close the purchase from RMS by Dec. 31. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 12/05/13) Previous