The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting to discuss the new jail the county is planning to build.
During the Oct. 19 meeting, county staff, as well as representatives from DLR Group Inc., will give a presentation to commissioners and the public addressing the status of the project, which involves purchasing property and the construction of a new correctional facility.
Commissioners have selected DLR Group Inc. as the county’s design criteria professional for the new correctional facility. The firm will prepare the design criteria package for a design-build entity, and design and construct the new facility. During the Oct. 19 presentation, the firm will update the board on the status of the property acquisition, as well as the design phase of the project.
This meeting is scheduled for Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. in the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, in downtown Pensacola.