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City of Tallahassee close to finalizing new public housing plans

Posted at 5:58 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 17:59:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In just weeks, the steps to tear down a Tallahassee public housing complex will be finalized.

The goal is to make room for bigger and better affordable housing.

Tallahassee Housing Authority plans to secure a demolition permit by the start of fall and the Orange Avenue Apartments will be torn down and rebuilt in the early part of 2021.

Many people living in the complex are asking what's next.

The Housing Authority says everyone living there will get the chance to move into another housing authority complex or get immediate approval for Section 8 housing that works anywhere in the country.

Now, those tenants are excited to see what their new home will look like.

"It looks real modern. It looks like a super fancy hotel," said one area resident. "I'm sure it'll look real good when they're done with it. I might jump in the pool myself when they finish it."

The apartments are expected to be completed in mid-2022.