Escambia County celebrated the acquisition of the Outlying Field 8 (OLF-8) property with a recent ceremony at the property. The county completed the land swap with the Navy for the 630-acre parcel earlier this year. The county spent $17 million to purchase the property, which has been appraised for up to $32 million.
Next, the county will bring in a consulting team to provide a Master Plan for OLF-8 that will identify the best use for the property.
Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May received the honorary key to OLF-8 from Commander Jim Brownlee from Whiting Field. County Commissioners Jeff Bergosh, Steven Barry, and Robert Bender also attended the ceremony. Staff from Senator Marco Rubio's office, Senator Rick Scott's office, and Congressman Matt Gaetz's office were also recognized at the ceremony.