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City commission discusses plan on how to expand Tallahassee International Airport

City is focusing on the development around the airport
Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 17:46:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The future of Tallahassee's airport was a main focus among city commissioners during a workshop Wednesday afternoon.

The city is focusing on the development around the airport.

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey said there is a lot of land and they would like to develop an economic footprint on that space.

That would drive in new businesses, more jobs, and ultimately lower airfare prices.

The newfound inspiration comes from the airport in Greenville, South Carolina.

The chamber recently took a trip there to see what they can apply to Tallahassee moving forward.

At the meeting, commissioners said they're concerned that there's no food or hotels near the airport and no buses that can take you into the city.

They also want to increase ride share at the airport.

"We have the leadership we need at this point to move our airport forward to make it valuable to address the concerns that have been brought to us, so what we decided to do is become laser focus on moving the airport forward," said Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.

The commission decided not to spend $150,000 on a feasibility study.

Instead, they'll stick with the current board and the city's own plan on how to expand the airport.