Navarre and Navarre Beach News!
The next time you're visiting, look for changes in Navarre and Navarre Beach!
For those heading over the Causeway to Navarre Beach, once it's installed, the first thing you'll see is a BRAND NEW, "Intelligent Traffic System" at the Gulf Boulevard intersection. This new system allows for the light to be managed in real-time depending on traffic flow. For those who love Navarre Beach they've hated the slow, often-times standstill traffic that backs up as the day progresses. This light will help alleviate the stop and go issues we all have experienced. One day we hope there will be a better solution, but for now it's a start!
Navarre, in the past several years, has been a fast growing community and below are just a few of the new businesses coming to the area:
1. Aldi Grocery - This 20,000+ Sq. Ft. buiding will be located at the intersection of Hwy 98 & Ortega St. Plans have been submitted to the County as of April 1st, once plans are approved permits will be issued.
2. Also located in the complex where the Aldi will be constructed, will be a Dunkin' Donuts, where a Certificate of Occupance has been issued. No opening date has been announced.
3. Wynnehaven Plaza - Located at the former site of the First National Bank of Navarre near the Okaloosa-Santa Rosa County line. This complex will include a Publix Grocery Store, Liquor Store and more than 9,000 Sq. Ft. of other Retail Space. This complex could open as early as the 1st Qtr of 2023.
New Emergency Room options now in Navarre!
Baptist Hospital Emergency Room located at 8888 Navarre Pkwy has been operating since last Fall. This Emergency Room is a 24-hour facility, while the Urgent Care is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Daily. This clinic is comprised of Board-Certified ER trained physicians and professionally trained ER nurses.
Ascension Sacred Heart ER, opened its doors on April 13th. Located at 7334 Navarre Pkwy, directly west of the Navarre Walmart Neighborhood Market. Outfitted with 13 treatment rooms and 2 trauma rooms in the Freestanding ER. Also, a CT scanner and imaging services are available. This facility also features a Helicopter pad for those needing to be transported to a more skilled facility. This is a 24-hour emergency center.
Navarre ER, affiliated with the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. This facility is located near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge at 8600 Navarre Pkwy. This 24/7 facility includes 11 Emergency Room exam rooms, CT scan, General X-Ray machines and an on-site laborator and equiped for all ages.
Now you can feel at ease knowing that help is near should you or your family and friends need quick medical attention from dedicated and trained personnel.