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Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency in final planning stages for new skate park

They hope to break ground on the Skateable Art project in April
Posted at 11:13 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 23:13:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee's Art district could see some changes as early as April.

"The community is in favor of this design and ready to get it rolling. Rolling into 2021 with a new project," said James Covington with Team Pain.

Blueprint Intergovernmental agency is partnering with Team Pain skateparks to create a major community drawer.

"It's really neat to bring back a public amenity a recreational amenity, not just the skate piece but also the trail around the park back into this neighborhood," Autumn Calder, the planning manager of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency said.

Wednesday, the final designs were shown on the $1 million Skateable Art Project, a product of Leon County's one-cent sales tax that went into place last year.

The 18,000 square-foot project will run along FAMU Way.

Planning managers say it's in the perfect place, smack dab in the middle.

"Florida State, FAMU Railroad District, and Bond Community is right back there," Blueprint Planning Manager Roger Cain.

They hope the project will also bring more business to shops in railroad square, making the area a destination like Cascades Park.

Blueprint ready to get digging.

"We're looking to try and start turning dirt in April," said Cain.

Skatepark experts telling the community Wednesday, it could be done in about 5 months.

People excited to complete this next peace of FAMU Way.

"This is imminent it's going to start, we're trying to break ground this summer," said Calder.

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency will vote on plans for this project at their next meeting on February 18.