OLF-8 Master Plan

We Need to Hear From You!

The charrette team has completed 4 preliminary plan options and we would like your feedback.

You can also see the plans on an interactive map widget.

Both locations include the same surveys, while the interactive map allows you to zoom in on plan details and leave comments on the map.

The Charrette is Underway

The charrette is currently underway. Click here for the charrette schedule. New to charrettes? Click here for a little background on the process.

Missed a meeting? Click here to access meeting recordings.

Wednesday’s Live Sessions

9:00am – 12:00pm Live Design (link to be posted)

5:30pm – 7:00pm Why We Plan, presented by Jeff Speck (join at 5:30pm)


The OLF-8 Master Plan presents a bold opportunity to create a sustainable, prosperous, and productive future for the residents of the Beulah community and Escambia County as a whole.

Through technical and economic research, data analysis, a robust public engagement plan, and best practices in land development, the design of this 500-acre former helicopter training field will lead the way to a brighter future for the entire region. 


How You Can Participate

This site is your place to learn about the OLF-8 Master Plan, voice your ideas and opinions on the project, and get the latest news and updates on the plan.

Take a look around, and check out the many ways you can share your thoughts and feedback. Ready to get started? Click here to take our introductory survey.


What’s Happening Now?

  • OLF-8 Master Plan Team Seeks Your Attendance at Virtual Charrette
    Have Your Say on the Future of Former Helicopter Field A 500-acre former helicopter training field in Beulah is ready for a makeover…or at least a plan. The landing field, known as OLF-8, is now the property of the citizens of Escambia County, and county commissioners want the public to help decide its future as […]
  • OLF8 Master Plan Kicks Off
    Project Website Allows Citizens to Give Input at Their Convenience The OLF8 Master Plan project team, led by DPZ CoDesign, has officially launched their website and Facebook page, and the team is ready for your feedback. “This OLF-8 project is really a project for the entirety of Escambia County,” said Escambia County District 1 Commissioner […]
  • Technical Kick-off Meetings
    Technical kick-off meetings were held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 20-21, 2020. These meetings are the beginning of work in earnest on OLF-8. Following the kick-off, the consultant team will begin collecting background information on the site and community, study technical information, economics, demographics, and other data. See the Events Page for information on upcoming […]

Want more information? Click here for all the latest updates on OLF-8!


About the OLF-8 Master Plan

Check out this quick video with Marina Khoury of DPZ CoDesign, lead consultant on the project, about the OLF-8 Master Plan!