Monday, March 19, 2018

Land deal moves forward

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The construction of a Navy outlying field in Santa Rosa County's Milton is another step closer to completion, continuing on the long and contentious path neighbor Escambia County set down on in 2015 when it approved the site to swap for the Navy's Outlying Field 8 in Beulah. The Escambia County Commission has awarded an $8 million contract to Panhandle Grading and Paving Inc. to complete the second and final phase of construction on the new 600-acre helicopter training field in Santa Rosa County. Escambia has envisioned turning the Beulah land into a commerce park. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 03/19/18) Previous: Land deal delayed; Land swap costs up