TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's all about the future as Tallahassee and Leon County commissioners along with the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency discuss plans for several projects around town.
One of those: the Magnolia Drive project, which has already gone through two completed phases.
Commissioners are in the process of adjusting the design for phase 3 of the Magnolia Drive project.
The purpose of the project is to add a multi-use trail along Magnolia Drive from Apalachee Parkway to South Adams Street, connecting Southside neighborhoods to jobs, retail establishments and schools in the city. At Wednesday's meeting, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency seeks permission to underground the overhead electric lines along Magnolia Drive.
"Pending the IA's decision today, we will be able to move immediately into that design and that analysis of the underground utilities and we will report back to the community with an updated design concept before we go to construction," said Autumn Calder, the planning manager at the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency.
Calder adds, Tallahassee residents want a landscape buffer between the roadway and trail itself for safety and beautification.
The board will come to a decision about the landscape buffer and underground utilities by the end of the meeting.