Santa Rosa invests Triumph funds in Northwest Florida Industrial Park

It’s full steam ahead in building upon the industrial park infrastructure in Santa Rosa County.

The county is committing roughly $2.8 million of Triumph money toward phased improvements at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at Interstate 10.

Triumph Gulf Coast awarded the county $3.5 million in September of 2020 for infrastructure improvements at the park. The latest construction award will include a master stormwater pond, a two-lane roadway into the park, a lift station and force main piping, and water service connections.

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Santa Rosa Commission Chairman Bob Cole told the News Journal he was pleased with the commitment to the industrial infrastructure.

“We feel like we’re doing a real good job,” Cole said. “… We’ve got quite a few prospective tenants looking at that park already.”

The Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10 is about 90 acres and is dedicated mainly to the transportation sector.

The park was meant to welcome the long-awaited “Project Unstoppable,” but the unidentified company recently decided to pull out.

A worker with Gulf Cable operates the machinery needed to create components for the electrical services industry Friday, April 15, 2022, at the Santa Rosa Industrial Park.

Last September, the Board of County Commissioners agreed to accept a $2.5 million bid from a developer in the Midwest to build on about 50 acres of the industrial park as part of “Project Unstoppable.”

The last remaining parcel at this park, which was 7 acres, has been spoken for by a distribution company.

The Pennsylvania-based ice cream brand, Hershey’s Ice Cream, is also relocating its distribution facility in Pensacola to the park

That facility is set to be constructed in an 8-acre parcel and the company has submitted a bid of about $300,000 for the land.

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