Five Tallahassee Census Tracts Designated as Opportunity Zones

Five Tallahassee Census Tracts Designated as Opportunity Zones

The census tract map below shows where Tallahassee’s Opportunity Zones are located. The designations have been awarded to two census tracts on the southside of town and three tracts west of Tallahassee.

For a detail explanation of opportunity zones, go here .

On the southside, the census tract 10.02 includes the corner of South Monroe and Orange Avenue. This tract is across from the location that was recently identified as the future home of a Public Safety Complex by the City of Tallahassee  Part of the rationale for choosing this location included the idea that the Safety Complex would drive additional economic development in the area. The Opportunity Zone designation will provide additional incentives for investors and developers.

Census tract 11.01 borders Lake Bradford Road and Orange Avenue. Lake Bradford road is scheduled to receive Blueprint monies to improve the transportation corridor that leads to FSU and the proposed gateway to the city for the airport..

Census tract 14.01 is east of Ocala Road and includes the Griffin Heights area. Riley Elementary School is located in this area.

Census tract 20.05 is located south of Tennessee Street at High Road.

Census tract 20.03 is located south of Tennessee Street and includes Appleyard Drive and Tallahassee Community College.

With the upcoming debate over how to spend economic dollars that will start coming in from the Blueprint sales tax, the designations of opportunity zones and the associated financial incentives could play a role in what projects get funded.



5 Responses to "Five Tallahassee Census Tracts Designated as Opportunity Zones"

  1. Snidely Whiplash   August 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    My business partner “Mike Miller” and I are looking to spread some big time cash around, and grease some palms and butts, by investing some serious money right here in beautiful Tallahassee.
    Oh look what a co-winkey-dink those 5 Opportunity Zones are just where we want to drop some big time major green.
    Do any of you local movers and shakers want to discuss our money making plans in Costa Rica, NYC, or at “The Midget Bunny Ranch” out there in Las Vegas?
    We have it already arraigned in advance where you will be “paying in cash” for everything (wink wink). Oh and bring your wives or significant others they too will also be “paying in cash” (wink wink).
    No no my man even the FBI cannot trace cash…don’t worry be happy!!!

    • The Beast   August 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      The truly sad part is you actually believe your comments are clever.

  2. Anhaica   August 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    How about we take the money and invest in putting our utilities underground before the next hurricane hits and knocks our power out for an extended amount of time. This is a win-win for all of Tallahassee. Once that is done, then spend money elsewhere. Priorities!

  3. rb   August 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Did it ever occur to these snowflakes/moonbeams that the monies (tax $) come from other areas of the city and said residents are tired of their dollars being used to “upgrade” so called “opportunity zones” that have proved in the past to be lost causes ? It is the same old, sameold stuff, just different players but millions more in tax dollars————–keep it up , folks, and Tallahassee will become the new California with tax payer flight to other more friendly geographic areas !

  4. Frances Powell   August 15, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    I agree with the need to move utilities and upgrade existing infrastructure. Wake up and take care of what we already have!!!!


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