In continuing the effort to engage local citizens on the proposed Perdido Key Master Plan, Washington, D.C.-based urban design firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) will host a workshop to guide future development of the gulf front community next Tuesday in Pensacola.

DPZ and county staff will discuss the proposed Perdido Key Overlay standards along with changes to the Perdido Key districts in the Land Development Code, in support of the Perdido Key Master Plan. The workshop will take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 a.m. at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, Room 104, located at 3363 W. Park Pl. in Pensacola.


The view of Perdido Key today, landmarked predominantly by condos along State Road 292, known as Perdido Key Drive. The island lacks any sort of community or town center, which officials hope to change with the development of a new master plan for the beach community of several thousand people. (Drew Buchanan/The Pulse)

The Perdido Key Master Plan is based on public input, planning initiatives, existing development, physical and environmental characteristics, and social and economic conditions. It is a comprehensive document that guides development and future growth of the community; it includes analysis, recommendations and proposals for housing, transportation, facilities, land use and economy. See the 2015 Master Plan.

In our earlier coverage, we reported on how DPZ presented their master plan proposal to residents and county officials in October. To view the Perdido Key Vision Charrette, you can download the file here (Warning: large PDF file)

For more information, contact Juan Lemos, Senior Planner, Escambia County Development Services Department, at (850) 595-3475 or at

View the gallery below to see these proposed town centers and the options presented in the master plan:


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