Downtown Improvement Board Looks Back on 2018

Posted: Nov 10, 2018 10:29 PMUpdated: Dec 1, 2018 11:14 PM
Buzzing with development of all kinds — a new hotel, restaurants, reimagined historic landmarks, unique retail shops and galleries, 258-apartment residential development, multi-story YMCA complex and more — today’s downtown Pensacola didn’t get here by happenstance. Fiscal Year 2018 was a transformative year, and the Downtown Improvement Board recently submitted its annual update to the City of Pensacola and the Community Redevelopment Agency, outlining its accomplishments and ongoing efforts since October 1, 2017.

The DIB is led by a volunteer board made up of downtown community leaders and business owners and one representative each from the Pensacola City Council and Escambia Co. Board of County Commissioners, who work with DIB staff and volunteer committees with diligence and purpose to ensure the vitality of the district, increase property values, retain downtown businesses and attract new commercial and residential investment downtown. The vision throughout the year has been to create a safe, clean, well-managed, vibrant downtown district for employees, residents, property owners and visitors.

View the complete DIB FY2018 Presentation to the City by clicking here.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Laura Bogan]