West Main Master Plan for downtown Pensacola unveiled

Urban planning expert Jeff Speck and Marina Khoury, a partner at the urban planning firm DPZ, give a presentation Tuesday on the West Main Master Plan at the Studer Community Institute.   (Photo: Jim Little)

Urban planning expert Jeff Speck and Marina Khoury, a partner at the urban planning firm DPZ, give a presentation Tuesday on the West Main Master Plan at the Studer Community Institute. (Photo: Jim Little)

Over the past 15 years, several plans have been drawn up for the Community Maritime Park, but Studer Properties is hoping the West Main Master Plan is the one that can become a reality over the next 15 years.

Urban planning expert Jeff Speck, along with Marina Khoury, a partner at the urban planning firm DPZ, held their "midway" presentation Tuesday evening at the Studer Community Institute building to unveil concepts their team is working on to develop the West Main Master Plan.

Studer Properties hired the urban planners after it signed an 18-month lease option with the city of Pensacola to come up with a master plan for the seven undeveloped properties at Community Maritime Park and the former Emerald Coast Utilities Authority downtown sewage treatment facility that is owned by Pensacola businessman Quint Studer.