Galveztown Makes Headlines with Site Rendering
The Pensacola News Journal published a story Tuesday morning outlining the status of the Galveztown development.
The redevelopment of the former YMCA property into mixed use space will include 9 residential lots, 7,000 square feet of potential restaurant space, and 2,000 square feet of office space.
Christian Wagley, principal of Sustainable Town Concepts, remarked on the design guidelines for Galveztown.
This is really nice work from Fred Gunther and his team. These homes honor and celebrate the street by hiding the parking behind and pulling the buildings forward to the street. This is a pedestrian-friendly design that makes the streets more pleasant for walking, as pedestrians will be able to experience the more attractive front of the homes rather than parking, driveways, and cars--all of which are much less attractive and are hostile to pedestrians. Pedestrians also feel safer with homes and buildings up along the street, as it provides the eyes and ears of people that are the best security and defense against crime.
The North Hill Preservation Association, Inc., also commended the development team on the achievement.
Congratulations Fred Gunther and your team for this fantastic new project. Thank you for incorporating New Urbanism in the design so that it fits so beautifully into the streetscape of Downtown Pensacola and the adjacent North Hill and Long Hollow Neighborhoods. We look forward to welcoming new neighbors and supporting another great local restaurant.
Residential lots are being offered at $175,000 and $195,000, whereas the proposed restaurant space is being offered at $11/per square foot and office space at $18/per square foot. Both pieces of commercial real estate are being offered as a triple net lease. More information is available at www.galveztown.net.