This article for The Pulse by Drew Buchannan is being reposted by AGC
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“Pensacola-based firm to build the new Escambia County Jail.
On Thursday, the board of county commissioners voted unanimously to award Whitesell-Green Construction the $128.6 million contract to construct the facility.
The new facility will be built adjacent to, and will connect with, the existing 1980s-era jail, which has become severely overcrowded following a 2014 gas explosion which destroyed the county’s central booking facility. County commissioners voted last year to spend $4.5 million to acquire the McDonald Shopping Center, located on the southeast corner of Fairfield Drive and Pace Boulevard, and will use a portion of the land for the new jail site. Read more….ESCAMBIA COUNTY SELECTS Whitesell-Green-Caddell JV to build Jail August 2017