North Hill Preservation Association Membership Drive – 2016

Dear Friends,

We would like to start by saying “Thank you” to all of you who were members of the North Hill Preservation Association in 2015.  Your financial help and volunteer support enabled us to enhance the beauty of the District with our new street banners, order additional landmark signage for our Battlefield Sites, add safety bollards to Alabama Square Park, build and install a Little Free Library for the neighborhood, sponsor community clean-ups, food drives, toy drives, and community gathering opportunities such as Cinema on the Green, and our Spring and Fall Festivals.  North Hill is truly a neighborhood of southern charm and grace where neighbors know each other and work together to improve our community.  

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the North Hill District is one of Florida’s finest collections of remaining Victorian architecture still existing in its residential setting dating back to 1868.

We invite and encourage ALL who believe in strengthening and preserving our wonderful North Hill neighborhood to join us in 2016, and work with us to enhance, preserve, and protect North Hill – our period structures, our historic battlefield sites, our five parks, and of utmost importance, the quality of life that we enjoy in the neighborhood. 

Membership dues and donations fund our website, e-news broadcasting, newsletters, our many community gathering events that are so important to weaving and strengthening the fabric of our neighborhood, and fund the capital improvements that beautify the whole district and contribute to our property values.

We look forward to your 2016 participation in the North Hill Preservation Association.


Your North Hill Board of Directors

North Hill Preservation Association
Name: ________________________________________________
Other Adult Residents: ___________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________
**City, State, Zip Code: ___________________________________
{*Only if you reside outside of North Hill, Pensacola, FL 32501}
Telephone(s): __________________________________________
E-mail: _____________________ E-mail: ____________________
{Please list all e-mail addresses where you will want E-news/alerts delivered}
Enclosed is my check for:
________ $50 annual dues per household or business organization
________ $ _______ additional tax-deductible donation
________ I have financial challenges and would like to be sponsored.
________ I have completed the volunteer card (on back) to indicate additional ways that I can support the work of the NHPA.
Please make check payable to: NHPA, and mail in the enclosed envelope to P.O. Box 12451, Pensacola, FL 32591. Or, if you prefer to pay using a debit or credit card, please go to the Membership Page of our website at

Cinema on the Green –

20140419_192405Please join us for North Hill’s outdoor movie series in beautiful Alabama Square Park. Our FREE family friendly movie nights are a wonderful way to enjoy an evening under the stars with your friends and neighbors. Please bring your park chairs or a beach blanket, picnic baskets, coolers, or anything else that you would enjoy to make yourself comfy. NHPA will have fresh hot popcorn, and cold bottled water. Come early to pick out a great seat and to visit with your neighbors. Everyone is Welcome!

Upcoming Movie Nights:  April 9th and May 14th, 2016

(All movies begin at Dusk and rain dates are held the following Sunday evening)


ECUA Proposes to Install Sewage Storage Tanks on Palafox Street –

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) has purchased the former Palafox Medical Center Clinic at 1750 North Palafox Street. ECUA has intentions of building tanks for the emergency storage of untreated sewage. It will either be two 3-million gallon tanks, or two 4-million gallon tanks. They hope to build on the lower portion of the property, but this is only 14 feet lower than the front half of the property, so the 45-foot tall tanks will still be highly visible from Palafox Street and nearby homes and businesses. ECUA has been much in the news lately with Public Hearings scheduled for the residents of Pensacola Beach prior to their acquisition and placement of a proposed site of a 2.4 million gallon clean water tank, so residents were concerned why this 6-8 million gallon tank(s) project received NO public notice, no public hearings, and no mention of this needed project or intended land use in their published minutes or agendas for the last year. ECUA staff confirmed on February 8th that no research was completed with the City Planning and Inspections department to see if these tanks were allowed in this zoning district, and no geotechnical surveys were completed to see if these tanks could even be installed on this property before they purchased it.

ECUA states that the potential impact area of this project will be: East Hill, Old East Hill, Cottages at Davis, Guillemard Square, Old East King Cottages, Westpointe Heritage, North Highlands, North Hill, and Long Hollow Neighborhoods.

For more information, please see

Please sign our Petition   No Multi-Million Gallon Sewage Storage Tanks Near Neighborhoods | Online Petition


Please enjoy our VIDEO of the proposed site and its relationship to the neighborhoods of North Hill, Long Hollow, Eastside, Old East Hill, the public’s Conservation District, and the Hollice Williams Park where our community’s swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, football/soccer fields, and future skateboard park are located.





ECUA Contact Info:

ECUA Chairman, Lois Benson,
ECUA Vice-Chairman, Dale Perkins,
Our ECUA District 3 representative is Elvin McCorvey,
ECUA Member, Vicki Campbell,
ECUA Member, Dr. Larry Walter,

City Contact Info:

Mayor of Pensacola, Ashton Hayward,
Our City Council District Representative, Brian Spencer,
Our At-Large City Council Representative, Charles Bare,

North Hill Hosts Benefit for Survivors of Neighborhood Fire –


The Outreach Committee of the North Hill Preservation Association rallied to help neighbors on Saturday, February 20th to raise money for the Johnson Family whose home and four young children were lost to a tragic fire. Thank you to everyone in the community who came out, enjoyed breakfast and fellowship with your neighbors. It was a HUGE success and comfort to the Johnson Family to see your love and outpouring of assistance. Thank you!

Link to video footage

Architectural Review Board Information

Preservation Preserves Our History & Our Property Values

North Hill is on the National Registry of Historic Places, which is the official list of the Nation’s historic places and structures worthy of preservation.  As such, there are guidelines to the preservation and restoration of these historic structures.  The North Hill Preservation District is protected under Section 12-2-10 of the City of Pensacola Municipal Code.

Section 12_2_10_North_Hill_Section

Approved Color Palettes for North Hill – Victorian

Approved Color Palettes for North Hill – Arts and Crafts

ARB Application Form – Full Review

ARB Application Form – Abbreviated Review

ARB Application Form – Board for Board Replacement

As part of our preservation education and outreach initiatives, the Welcome Committee visits each new property owner in the district, giving them a Welcome Packet which contains a copy of the City’s Municipal Code, map of the district, contact info for Architectural Review information and copies of application forms, in addition to information about the neighborhood, our events and projects.

While the recognized neighborhood boundaries of the North Hill District are much larger, the boundaries of the area covered under the municipal code were established in the 1970’s by vote of the property owners and City Council. This may help you to understand why the boundary lines are irregular and do not include many, many historic structures. If your home is on a street with a “Brown” street sign, and included within the boundaries of this map, then ALL exterior restoration/ repair/ reconstruction and major landscape redesign, must be approved by the City’s Architectural Review Board.

City of Pensacola – Architectural Review Board (ARB)

Please do not hesitate to call Brandi Deese, Secretary to the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for the City of Pensacola at 435-1673 or e-mail   Please also see the “Links” page of this website where you can download applications, and other important information.  It is the ARB’s duty to review plans for any change that will affect the exterior* appearance of a property (*all sides), including any accessory structures like garages, or storage sheds, and major landscaping changes. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions BEFORE beginning restoration/repair work to the exterior of your home.

North Hill Architectural Review & Assistance Committee

Also here to help is the NHPA Architectural Review and Assistance (ARAAC) Committee which meets each month to review and provide comments to City Hall for the ARB Agenda on properties located in North Hill.  We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to assist with any questions you may have, and assist in any way we can with your application.  Please call 438-4816 or e-mail for meeting times and dates.