Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PEDC AWARDS INFRASTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION BID FOR DOWNTOWN TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Oct. 25 - The Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission (PEDC) voted to approve Green-Simmons as the construction contractor for the infrastructure associated with the Downtown Technology Campus.

Green-Simmons' construction bid for the project was $2,061,011 which includes the extension of Salamanca Street from Florida Blanca to Ninth Avenue, utility infrastructure, sidewalks and a public park area as well as other amenities. The project is scheduled to start construction later this fall with a construction time of 240 days. Green-Simmons is locally owned and is a registered small business enterprise.

The project is a partnership between Escambia County, the City of Pensacola, PEDC and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The city and the county contributed 9.2 acres of property for the project. The county and the U.S. Economic Development Administration will fund the on site infrastructure. The project is estimated to accommodate more than 1,000 jobs in downtown after full build out. The chamber has already started marketing the campus to potential employers.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pink Fire Trucks are Rollin into Town TODAY

The Pink Fire Truck Parade is rolling into town today. As part of the kick off to their Month-long Cancer awareness campaign the Pink Fire Truck Parade is visiting cities around the Southeast.Also on Saturday our own Pensacola Fire Fighters will be wearing blue & pink lettered watch shirts to show their support.

Here is their updated plans for Pensacola:

Friday

430 Pink Fire Trucks Arrive at Station 1 on Cervantes
530 Georgio's Pizza on Cervantes is treating them to DINNER
7pm Pensacola State College at the Public Safety Day site.

Saturday Morning

9am Depart from PSC Public Safety Day for Parade to Orange Beach...the public is welcome to join in!!

Come out and see this one of a kind Parade.