Monday, July 30, 2012

Developer's plans hit snag

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Plans to lease 104 acres of Saufley Field to a private developer have stalled because of the cost of moving several Saufley commands to Naval Air Station Pensacola, some 10 miles away. The Department of Defense's Enhanced Use Leasing program is designed to produce civilian jobs and provide revenue from under-utilized military land. Saufley is used for Navy education and training support programs, and its runways are used for flight training. The private developer, DCK Worldwide of Pittsburg, envisions a research/commercial park at Saufley. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/29/12) Similar: Hotel on AF land raises issues; AF to become landlord