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.

On November 6, 2019, a public meeting was held on the project was held at the Tallahassee Senior Center.    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

Latest News/On March 10, 2020, the final Midtown Open House was conducted to present the project’s recommendations.  To view the meeting materials, click here.

The Midtown Area Transportation Plan is almost complete! The completed project including draft recommendations is scheduled to be presented to the CRTPA this summer.  To view the project’s draft report, click here.Photo of Thomasville Road at Sixth Avenue in Midtown

 

Public Involvement Opportunities

  • Survey (May 8 – July 31, 2019) – Tell us your transportation preferences for the Midtown area by taking an online survey (Note: survey ended July 30).
  • May 16, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 Public Meeting (6 pm – 7:30 pm) at the Tallahassee Senior Center (1400 N. Monroe Street) – The meeting’s purpose was 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) – This open house was held to present project recommendations.  Feel free to stop by at anytime during this time.  For more information about the meeting, including the meeting materials, click here.
  • October 19, 2020 Final Project Presentation to CRTPA Board– the completed project along with draft recommendations is scheduled to be presented at the October 19, 2020 CRTPA meeting.  To review the draft report, 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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