Blueprint Holds Project Meetings

Nov 7, 2017

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency is working on a new trail project along Tallahassee's South Magnolia Drive. At the same time, a much larger and more controversial road project is being planned in the southwest part of the city.

The plan for the proposed Magnolia Trail project was laid out on cafeteria tables at Hartsfield Elementary School Monday evening.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Blueprint Planning Manager Autumn Calder was on hand at Hartsfield Elementary School Monday night (11/6) to answer resident questions about the new trail. It will stretch along South Magnolia from South Monroe Street to Apalachee Parkway.

"The design will take around 3 to 6 months to complete and then the construction will take about 2 years to finish, so I'd say that we've probably got about 2 and a half to 3 years before this project is complete."

But starting the evening of Tuesday, November 7 and continuing through mid-month, Calder says there will be 5 public meetings on the Airport Gateway. It will extend from Springhill Road to the new FSU Southwest Campus.

"These meetings are going to give us the opportunity to really dive into the details of the Airport Gateway Project, which is a Blueprint 2020 sales tax project," she explained.

Here's the meeting schedule for that project:

Area residents are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below:

• Tuesday, November 7 at 6 p.m. at the Pineview Elementary School Cafeteria, 2230 Lake Bradford Road

• Monday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Road

• Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Pineview Elementary School Cafeteria, 2230 Lake Bradford Road

Area businesses are encouraged to attend one of the meetings listed below:

• Thursday, November 9 at 9 a.m. at the FSU Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), Innovation Park, 2000 Levy Avenue Seminar Room 120,

• Wednesday, November 15 at 3 p.m. at the Tallahassee International Airport, Boeing Room, located at 3300 Capital Circle SW