Long Hollow

The Long Hollow neighborhood is located near downtown Pensacola and is comprised of a narrow strip of several blocks between Palafox Street, the historic major north-south entry into Pensacola, and Interstate 110. The placement of the interstate through what was once an extension of this neighborhood isolated these remaining blocks between the two major thoroughfares, and lead to the neighborhood's decline in the decades following completion.

The great potential, unique character, and proximity to downtown attracted J.P. & Michelle to the neighborhood, and in 1988, they bought the Old Waterworks Building, originally a privately-owned water company. J.P. & Michelle renovated the structure into a loft residence on the second floor with Architectural Affairs' office below.

Architectural Affairs has spearheaded planning and revitalization efforts in Long Hollow Neighborhood Park which includes a children’s area with play equipment, a tree-lined walking path, a labyrinth with a butterfly garden, a fountain, and an entry arch and park furniture designed by local artists. They have also been involved in projects to restore street trees and landscaping to five of the main residential streets, working with the City to resolve flooding and drainage problems, and participating in the City Infill Housing Program to bring ten new homes to the neighborhood.