The Palafox Redevelopment District was adopted by the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners in 2000 pursuant to ordinance number 2000-17. The ordinance was amended during 2001, 2003 and 2010 pursuant to ordinance numbers 2001-21, 2003-56, and R2010-205 which revised the boundary description of the Palafox district. Currently, the district covers an urban area of approximately 3.6 square miles consisting of high density mixed uses and abuts the Oakfield Redevelopment District to the north, and the Brownsville and Englewood Redevelopment Districts to the southwest and southeast, respectively.
Palafox is home to Pensacola’s first premier shopping center, the Town and Country Plaza, located off Fairfield Avenue and North Pace Boulevard. This expansive development was established in 1956 and expanded to include a five-story office tower during in early 1970s. The Town and Country Plaza remains in operation today, and continues to feature a variety of retail and office uses. The Palafox district offers a truly mixed commercial climate featuring strong retail, industrial and commercial uses and is served by four major commercial corridors which include Michigan Avenue-Beverly Parkway-Brent Lane, Massachusetts Avenue, North Pace Boulevard and North Palafox Street.
In addition to the district’s commercial and industrial assets, Palafox is home to a several prominent residential communities and features a variety of parks and community centers including Brent Athletic Park, Brentwood Park, Bristol Park and the Dorrie Miller Park and Community Center.
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 Palafox 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 Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, F.S. Chapter 163. Public meetings dates and documents related to Palafox Redevelopment Plan developments will be posted to this site as they become available.
The Palafox Redevelopment District is located within a special zoning section referred to as an “Overlay District”. The Palafox Overlay District is intended to provide an enhanced level of protection to the mixed use character of the Palafox Redevelopment District. For details on land development requirements within the Palafox Overlay District refer to the Escambia County Land Development Code.