Panama City Marina still under repair

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Panama City Marina doesn't look like its old self just yet, but the repairs are underway.

The St. Joe Company has plans to put a hotel at the Panama City Marina, as well as other amenities. (WJHG/WECP)

The while the Fourth of July celebration at the marina let people back into the space, many areas were not open.

The damage is heavy in some spots but crews are actively working to clean up debris and check underwater for anything below the surface.

Locals say when the marina comes back they want to see it modernized but not lose any of its character.

Ashley Brown, a Panama City resident said, "This is the Panama City Downtown Marina, it's an historic area. We don't want to lose any of that energy or that architecture. They should play into that, that ultimately would be awesome to see."

The St. Joe Company has plans to put a hotel at the Panama City Marina as well as other amenities.

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