We are working hard to identify ideas that will help to Rebuild, Sustain and Grow our community.  As we gather these solutions, they will be posted here for you to review and thumbs up/thumbs down.

Transitional Housing Facility prioritizing veterans

Non profit veterans housing community and center for community care. Examples of successful developments can be found all over the US. Here is one from Tallahassee. http://www.floridahousing.org/FH-ImageWebDocs/AboutUs/BoardOfDirectors/BoardPackages/Exhibits/2015/01-January30/Consent/MFP_Ex_A.pdf Catalyst Church disaster recovery coalition is ready and willing to take the lead in development and long term management of this initiative.How will this

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Community Land Trust

Establish a Community Land Trust (CLT) that will own land on which homes for homeownership can be built and then allowing long term leasehold of the land reducing cost of homeownership. Bay County could subsidize the creation of the CLT and then restrict home sales & leases based on individual

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3D printed concrete homes

Demo home using 3D printing technology to provide affordable, hurricane proof homes that the average income  wage earner can afford. These homes are printed from materials such as cement, sand, and plasticizers and cost a fraction of the price as traditional building materials, as well as taking less time to

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Panama City Crayfish Conservation Habitat

The project shall include acquisition of 2,000 acres for future Panama City Crayfish conservation habitat. The purpose of this project is to facilitate the long term conservation of the Panama City crayfish which was impacted during Hurricane Michael. Benefits will include reduction/simplification of permitting regulations for residential, commercial and government

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Elevated pedestrian structures on Back Beach Road/US 98

The construction of pedestrian structures on Back Beach Road and US 98. This project would allow pedestrians to safely cross US 98 without the risk of conflict with vehicles on US 98 and would further increase the efficiency of US 98 by not forcing vehicles to stop for pedestrian traffic.

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Lifeline Drug Treatment Dormitory

Construction of a 5000 s/f medium security stand-alone dormitory at the Bay County Jail to house the Lifeline Drug Treatment Program.  The program is currently housed in a pod at the main jail.  The stand-alone facility will allow for the expansion of the program, and facilitate the delivery in a

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West Side Water Treatment Plant

Construct a water treatment plant on the west side of Deerpoint Lake to provide potable water to the west side of Bay County and Panama City. Currently there is a single water line from the Deerpoint Reservoir to the existing water plant from which all citizens receive their water.

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Relocate Rescue Mission

Bay County has a need for homeless services and the Rescue Mission does a good job of that mission.  A homeless population in the downtown area is inconsistent with redevelopment objectives.  The right way to fix both needs is to provide a suitable/desirable option that allows the Rescue Mission to

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