Midtown Area Transportation Plan – Phase II

Photo of Thomasville Road at Sixth Avenue in Midtown

Located just north of downtown Tallahassee, the Midtown area provides a vibrant mixture of commercial uses surrounded by close-in neighborhoods.  As the area has grown in vibrancy, increased private sector investment has occurred as has public sector transportation proposals to improve the mobility of the area.

The Midtown Area Transportation Plan builds upon the above efforts by identifying and reviewing potential changes to the transportation network to enhance Midtown’s mobility.

Phase I of the Midtown Plan was completed in 2018 and provided a traffic operations study to gain a better understanding of the travel patterns in and around the Midtown as well as the identification and evaluation of potential mobility improvements.  Presented to the CRTPA Board on February 20, 2018, more information on this phase is available by clicking here.

Phase II was initiated in the Spring of 2019 and builds upon the options identified and evaluated in Phase I.  The intent of Phase II is to gather significant public input regarding the multi-modal improvements needed to make walking, bicycling, and transit use both easier and more pleasant in the Midtown area.  Ultimately, the plan will focus on the implementation of these multi-modal improvements in a manner that reduces impacts (such as the need to purchase right-of-way) and maintains the character of Midtown.

Latest News/ The November 6, 2019  Midtown Area Transportation Plan’s public meeting was a success!  With over 50 attendees, we were able to gather significant public input and engage our community on how they envision the Midtown area. Of the renderings shown (click here to view), the voting results were as follows:

Thomasville South
Opportunity 1 – 6 votes
Opportunity 2 – 30 votes
Opportunity 3 – 13 votes

Thomasville North
Opportunity 1 – 41 votes
Opportunity 2 – 8 votes

For next steps, we are developing planning level cost estimates for the opportunities presented at the November public meeting as well as relating the identified opportunities to the project goals. Stakeholder meetings will continue throughout the month of January, with the final Open House to present recommendations scheduled for March 10. Please continue to stay engaged as we wrap up this planning process and conduct the final Open House!

Photo of Thomasville Road at Sixth Avenue in Midtown

Get Involved!  Public Involvement Opportunities

  • Survey – Tell us your transportation preferences for the Midtown area by taking an online survey (Note: survey ended July 30).
  • May 16 Informal Pop-Up Event (5 pm – 9 pm) – this event occurred outside at Waterworks (1133 Thomasville Rd) and provided an opportunity to discuss the project, hear resident thoughts and provide an opportunity to take the online survey.
  • June 4 Public Meeting (6 pm – 7:30 pm) at the Tallahassee Senior Center (1400 N. Monroe Street) –  This meeting provided an interactive workshop allowing residents to provide input on the transportation needs for the Midtown area.
  • July 18 Neighborhood Representatives Meeting (5 pm – 7:30 pm) – we met informally with representatives of Midtown area neighborhood associations at the Brass Tap (1321 Thomasville Road) on Thursday, July 18.
  • November 2 Informal Pop-Up Event (8 am – 10 am) – an informal Saturday morning pop up event to discuss the project will be held outside near RedEye Coffee – Midtown (1122 Thomasville Road).
  • November 6 Public Meeting – (6 pm – 7:30 pm) at the Tallahassee Senior Center (1400 N. Monroe Street) – The meeting is being held to help prioritize transportation opportunities in Midtown based upon the public input received to date.  Click here to review the meeting materials.
  • March 10, 2020 Final Open House – (6 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.) at the Tallahassee Board of Realtors (1029 Thomasville Road) – Open House to present project recommendations.  Feel free to stop by at anytime during this time.  For more information about the meeting, click here.

 

For more information on this project, please contact Greg Burke at greg.burke@crtpa.org.  To add a comment, please click here.

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