Niceville UMC leaders eye Northview Plaza for second Crestview campus


Niceville UMC Executive Pastor Greg McKinnon said the church is in the process of adding a second Crestview campus in the Northview Plaza.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

CRESTVIEW —   Niceville United Methodist Church leaders want to bring a second campus to Crestview.

Adding a North Ferdon Boulevard location would allow the church to boost outreach efforts and better accommodate church members living in North Okaloosa, they said.

Niceville UMC has an agreement with NBI Properties, which manages Northview Plaza,to facilitate in building a church on the plaza's south end, Executive Pastor Greg McKinnon said.

Among the 16,500-square-footage, the church would occupy the former units of Movies & More, Terri's Sports and Angel's Doggie Spa. The church will have additional space to the left of Pizza Hut, which is staying.

The church has not signed a lease agreement with NBI as of this writing, McKinnon said.

An NBI representative said other plaza tenants chose not to renew their lease agreements or already planned to relocate.

A five-year lease with renewable options would go into effect after remaining tenants have vacated, McKinnon said, adding that he expects an early 2015 opening after six months of renovations.

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