The second round of public meetings associated with the Port of Pensacola Vision Plan and Reinvestment Strategy was recently held in Pensacola. Port Consultant Scott Lagueux led the citizen-attended forums where he released the results of the surveys provided following the initial public meetings. Lagueux provided a proposed mission statement for the Port of Pensacola and six core project tenets. These were based on the feedback received from the public surveys.
The public feedback received indicated that the people of Pensacola want to keep a working port that will also include areas of the port for aquatic research or blue economy. Lagueux provided three concepts for the port moving forward. The concepts ranged from using all 50 acres at the port for strictly port activities to paring down and using 30 acres for port activities and a maritime campus focused around ocean-based sciences, research, business and education as well as other complimentary commercial and live-work spaces.
Lagueux and his team will continue to take public input and refine their plan as they move towards providing their final proposal to city council in October. You can find the survey findings and proposed concepts at portsidepensacola.com.