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Blueprint Seeks Public Input On Market District Park Plan

Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency
An overhead view of the Market District project area.

A string of storm water ponds in North Tallahassee is slated to become a multi-use community recreation facility.

What's now a string of stormwater ponds in the Market District of North Tallahassee is on track to become a community park. The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency has set three online public input sessions on the project for this week. Blueprint Planning Manager Autumn Calder says the Market District project is a bit similar to what happened at Cascades Park.

"We're taking a single purpose like storm water and layering multiple community benefits on top of it. Like a park amenity, recreation and fitness and also aesthetic improvements along with pedestrian and bicycle safety."

Blueprint has set up a website https://tallahasseemarketdistrict.com with links to the three online public input sessions set for this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to help with the planning process.

"Once the park planning is complete we'll move into design and once design is done we'll go into construction. Our plan is to go to construction and bring this park to the public in 2022,"Calder added.

The Tallahassee Market District web site also has a survey for project element suggestions.

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