Leon County Commission to Consider 244 Unit Multi-Family Project on Cawthon Property

Leon County Commission to Consider 244 Unit Multi-Family Project on Cawthon Property

On October 11, the Leon County Commission will consider an item on their agenda designed to “conditionally approve” the Cawthon Multi-Family Residential development and its “development plan application.”

The location of the new development is on Bannerman Road southeast of Glenoak Trail.

The development will be adjacent to a commercial project, which will consist of a Publix shopping complex, being built at the intersection of Bannerman Road and Bull Headley Road.

The development will be a “244-unit multifamily apartment complex” on a “15.9-acre portion” of the zoned area. According to the proposal, the development will consist of 10 buildings, two carriage buildings, a clubhouse with a swimming pool and a bathhouse, seven garage buildings, and a maintenance building.

Cawthon Multi-Family Residential development

This multifamily residential development site is part of the overall Cawthon Property project, totaling approximately 180 acres in size. 

The applicant, Mesa Capital Partners, LLC, is seeking the development be connected to the City of Tallahassee’s central sanitary sewer and portable water system.

The developers are asking to pay a fee instead of being responsible for sidewalk construction along Bannerman Road as part of the Bannerman Road widening project funded by the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency. If this is approved, the monies paid are set aside in a fund for future sidewalk construction in that neighborhood.

The agenda item for the development is a public hearing item and residents are eligible for offering public comment by going to the Leon County Commission’s website.

Additionally, the site development plan can be viewed here, and the architectural layouts of the apartment complex’s buildings can be viewed here.

6 Responses to "Leon County Commission to Consider 244 Unit Multi-Family Project on Cawthon Property"

  1. What about housing for our aging populations. There are almost no options for the elderly that want a low maintenance place to live (condo, duplex, single story townhouse). My parents recently moved here and we were amazed at the lack of options other than assisted living. Will these 3 story buildings have elevators for those that can’t use stairs?

  2. The goal of the county and city commissions is to load up the north side with as many high density developments that use city services and generate lots of property taxes so they can fund crazy stuff on the south side of town. All those non profit groups that drumbeat liberal causes cost $$$$.

    Wish they would buy the old Rose Printing plant and turn it into emergency shelter and get everyone out of the woods and use it as a cold night shelter/ one stop for homeless. Kearny Center struggles with the load. That would help whole community. And fix the roads. And fund
    our police. And make these developers put in basketball, racquetball, and kid playgrounds so people don’t have to live in a suburban desert of cookie cutter homes and lots and lots of pavement. IMHO. ?

  3. This is a classic application process that fattens commissioners campaign accounts. See how many of them will decline contributions from the companies involved in this project.

  4. Single family homes okay.No apartments! Neighborhoods and surrounding areas should not be changed!! We live here!! Already too much traffic. Bannerman was scheduled to be widen in 2009. What happened? Now you want to ruin our lakes and water systems. Lake McBride and lake ammonia are the only two lakes left that you can still eat out of. Not to mention the wildlife? May need it someday. Don’t dump this on us.

  5. As usual, this development will quickly receive the Leon County Commission’s rubber stamp of approval. No consideration will be given to how this will change the character of the area which has always been single-family residential with many very nice homes in Summerbrooke and the surrounding neighborhoods.

    It appears the goal of the county and city is to turn all of Leon County into “anywhere U.S.A.” We’ll just have a hodgepodge of all types of residential structures with various commercial of all types placed anywhere with over crowded schools, inadequate traffic-packed roads and polluted ponds and storm water ditches from the overpopulated areas.

    Sounds wonderful.

  6. There are actually TWO Housing Projects for that area. Both combined, will ADD at least another 1000 Vehicles to the Thomasville Road Traffic.

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