City receives funding to relocate Cape San Blas Lighthouse

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 09:27 AM.

With the appropriation from the state, the city, Magidson said, was in position to move ahead swiftly with the relocation. The state money does not become available until the fiscal year begins in July.

“Now we really have for that project over $400,000,” Magidson said. “We are grateful to all those who helped us in the Legislature and all those who had a hand in convincing the governor of the value of this saving this historic treasure.”

Magidson, echoing words used by Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R-Panama City Beach), said the lighthouse relocation could also become an “economic boom” for the area.

Time is pressing.

The city has roughly two months remaining in the six-month window provided by the federal government to move the structures from the site, which is owned by the U.S. Air Force.

Magidson said the next step would be working with the project manager, Preble Rish Engineers, to establish a timeline for site preparation at George Core Park and soliciting bids for the actual move of the structures.

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