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.