Proposed Sales Tax Extension Projects from the Tallahassee City Commission
On October 17, 2012, the City Commission voted to forward the following proposed projects to the Committee for consideration.
The City's proposed initiatives take the holistic Blueprint philosophy to the next level by emphasizing projects that inspire lasting positive impressions of Tallahassee. These programs each have the potential to significantly affect the overall economic development of the surrounding areas, and together have the power to make Tallahassee a destination city. All of which will help build a strong economy and vibrant places that our citizens will enjoy for many years to come.
- Building the Core: Complete the Downtown (PDF)
Public investments in Gaines Street and Cascades Park are now leading to investments by the private sector. This is just the beginning of finally creating the of 18-hour Downtown envisioned in the Comprehensive Plan. However, further infrastructure is needed to more fully capitalize these recent significant investments.
- Moving People: Take StarMetro to the Next Level (PDF)
Widening or adding new roads to accommodate future traffic demands has become prohibitively expensive. However, a functional and effective transportation system is critical for economic growth and continued quality of life. Making StarMetro a viable alternative to the automobile for a greater portion of the population is instrumental in maintaining mobility and access in light of diminishing financial resources, and to provide transportation options that support quality of life.
- Connecting the Community: Build a Network of Sidewalks, Bikeways and Greenways (PDF)
Investment in the City's multimodal infrastructure is key to providing universal access to the amenities, businesses, and services within Tallahassee, regardless of the age or ability of the citizen. It is also integral to building an effective transit system with safe and convenient access to stops.
- Inspiring the Creative Class: Create Special Urban Places (PDF)
The concept of place is a bit abstract and difficult to describe, yet you know it when you are there. Special urban places usually include retail shops and places of employment, plenty of people on the move or stopping to chat, a public park or square, and possibly some planned events or activities. But a place is more than a sum of its parts, and typically has a shared character, personality, or identity.
- Catalyzing Airport Development: Complete Capital Circle Southwest (PDF)
The widening of Capital Circle from Crawfordville Highway to SR 20 was a Tier 1 Project under the current Blueprint 2000 funding list. However, due to current sales tax funding restrictions, this project will not be able to be completed within the current sales tax authorization. This project is necessary to complete the overall transportation objectives originally envisioned with the Capital Circle enhancements in the original Blueprint 2000 program. In addition, this project is critical to the full development of the airport and surrounding commercial areas
To read more about the Committee process, see meeting schedules, or review prior agendas, please visit the Leon County Sales Tax Committee website.