Pensacola mayor presents Greenway project at 78th National Institute on City Design

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Florida Construction News staff writer

Pensacola Mayor D.C. Reeves is one of eight U.S. mayors participating in the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in Boston this week to discuss critical design challenges in municipal projects and present an in-depth case study for review.

Reeves will present Pensacola’s Hollice T. Williams Greenway project to the mayors and national design leaders. Hosted by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, the collaborative program continues today and tomorrow. It’s an opportunity for mayors to meet with design leaders to find solutions to their city’s most crucial planning and design needs.

“It’s an honor to present a transformational project that means so much to our city to a group of such distinguished mayors and world-renowned designers,” Reeves said. “I appreciate MICD recognizing this as a vital project for Pensacola and for helping us achieve our goal of creating a generational asset to the surrounding neighborhood and the city as a whole.

“This is an opportunity to ensure this project creates generational change.”

The Hollice T. Williams Greenway is a 1.3-mile stretch under Interstate I-110 that will function as a stormwater park and an amenity for the region to enjoy.

Mayors attending the MICD 78th National Session this week:

  • Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston, Mass.
  • Mayor Tim Kelly, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit, Mich.
  • Mayor Harvey Ward, Jr., Gainesville, Fla.
  • Mayor Rex Richardson, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Mayor Sheng Thoa, Oakland, Calif.
  • Mayor D.C. Reeves, Pensacola, Fla.
  • Mayor Helen Tran, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Mayor Kenneth Welch, St. Petersburg, Fla.

The goal of the three-day event is to educate mayors about city design and connect them with designers with collaborative assistance to municipal challenges.

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