FILMS ON THE FIELDS

The City of Gulf Breeze is pleased to announce its spring/summer free outdoor movie series, "Films on the Fields." Once a month, for the next four months, the City will feature a family-friendly movie shown on a 25 foot inflatable movie screen. The screen will be located on the southwest softball field (Field 1) adjacent to the Community Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. The series will begin Saturday, May 9th, at 8:00 p.m., featuring the movie "The Sandlot." We will have snow cones, popcorn, candy, and drinks available for purchase. Bring your family, friends, blankets, and/or chairs and join us for this fantastic community event.

Movie Poster Image for The Sandlot

For information on sponsorship opportunities or questions about the event, please contact Ryan Ottensmeyer at 934-5140.

US 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) Repaving To Resume

The City has been notified by the FDOT contract administrator that paving of the final friction course on US 98 (Gulf Breeze Parkway) is scheduled to begin on March 29th. This contract is a “Night Work” project that only allows lane restrictions between 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM, so paving will occur between these hours. FDOT expects it to take approximately 4 weeks to place the final layer of asphalt in the City depending on the weather. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction and access to private property will be maintained at all times.

We have received numerous complaints over the last several month about the status of the project because many people are under the mistaken impression that this is a City project. While City crews have made interim repairs, this project is being managed by FDOT and their consulting engineers, since US 98 is under FDOT’s jurisdictional control. We understand this frustration and have expressed our dissatisfaction to FDOT and their consulting engineer. It is our hope that this work will progress as quickly and efficiently as possible, weather permitting.

This contract has a current completion date of July 2015 since the contractor has been given credit for weather days. In terms of the delay, weather has played a significant role. The contract requires that the final friction course be installed when night time temperatures are above 50°. While this is no longer an issue, paving has been further delayed because of a “spring break” prohibition against paving in the FDOT contract.

The completion of this project is a major priority for City officials and our attention will remain focused on the on-going progress. We encourage you to visit the project’s Facebook page at https://facebook.com/US98GBP or visit http://www.nwflroads.com for more information or to express your concerns. FDOT District 3 can also be reached by telephone at 850-330-1250.

Important Changes to Land Development Code

The City of Gulf Breeze held a workshop on March 11, 2015, to discuss proposed amendments to the Land Development Code. These changes include the creation of a new Mixed Used Zoning District (MXD-1) and the creation of Target Height Zone. Both concepts are necessary to implement the recently approved Comprehensive Plan. If you would like to view the PowerPoint presentation shown during the meeting, please use the following links:

PowerPoint format

Adobe/PDF format

Both formats contain the same presentation. Please note that each file is very large and, therefore, will take a moment to load to your device.

If you would like to view the entire Comprehensive Plan, please use this link.

Naval Live Oaks Prescribed Burn During Spring/Early Summer

The City has been notified by the National Park Service that they intend to perform 1 to 4 prescribed burns within the Naval Live Oaks area sometime during the spring or early summer. For more information, please use this link.

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