The City of Tallahassee is beginning to negotiate the sale of the Firestone Building and Bloxham Annex to the North American Properties company. The properties are located at the corner of Gaines and Gadsden Streets, just east of Cascades Park. NAP hopes to replace the abandoned state offices with a mixed-use community, complete with residential housing, and space for retail, dining and entertainment venues.
The City hopes the redevelopment will encourage pedestrian traffic between Cascades Park and downtown, and entice more residents and visitors to the area.
“This project will breathe new life into the downtown district,” said Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox in a written statement.
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