Brownsville Redevelopment District
The Brownsville Redevelopment District was originally adopted by the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners in 1997 pursuant to ordinance number 1997-53. The ordinance was amended in 2003, pursuant ordinance number 2003-43, which revised the boundary legal description of the Brownsville district. Currently, the district covers an urban area of approximately 2.3 square miles consisting of high density mixed uses and abuts the Englewood and Warrington Redevelopment Districts to the north and south, respectively.
The Brownsville Redevelopment District is a historical community which served as a thriving business corridor and residential community for West Pensacola during the early to mid 1900s. During this period, Brownsville was home to a variety of successful family owned and operated business enterprises, and served as the gateway to Mobile, Alabama via Mobile Highway. Today, the district offers a wide array of commercial and retail uses along five commercial corridors which include Mobile Highway, Pace Boulevard, “W” and “T” Street and the northernmost section of New Warrington Road. The southern-style architecture of the area’s infrastructure and Brownsville’s long-term residents is what offer a distinct feeling of “home” to the Brownsville community.
Do you own commercial and/or residential property within the district?, If so, property improvement programs may be available. To find out if your property is located within the Brownsville District, contact our office at 850-595-3217.
Plans and Related Docs
The Community Redevelopment Agency administers management plans for designated redevelopment districts pursuant to the Florida Community Redevelopment Act, F.S. Chapter 163. Public meetings dates and documents related to Brownsville Redevelopment Plan developments will be posted to this site as they become available.
The Brownsville Redevelopment District is located within a special zoning section referred to as an “Overlay District”. The Brownsville Overlay District is intended to provide an enhanced level of protection to the unique and historic character of the Brownsville Redevelopment District. For details on land development requirements within the Brownsville Overlay District refer to the Escambia County Land Development Code.