TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The City of Tallahassee announced it has narrowed its list for the location of the new Tallahassee Police Department Headquarters to five properties.
Now the city is asking feedback from the public on those five properties.
Those five properties (in no particular order), include:
Tallahassee residents are encouraged to submit feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 891-4968.
These short-listed properties will be brought before the City Commission for consideration at its October 16 meeting. During the regularly scheduled meeting, the Commission is expected to reduce the number of properties from five to three or less, and authorize staff to initiate community meetings, in-depth evaluations of each remaining property and develop preliminary conceptual plans.
Written notice of the City Commission meeting has been mailed to the property owners and tenants within 1,500 feet of each short-listed property.
The vision for the new headquarters is that it will provide adequate space for TPD’s more than 400 officers and staff, meet current and future operational needs and expand the concept of a traditional police station by also incorporating a variety of publicly available features to serve residents.
The city says a multi-functional facility of this type will help police officers connect and build strong bonds with residents, a focus of TPD’s community policing efforts.
TPD has been at its currently headquarters since 1972. The city said the department has grown so much, both in its number of employees and scope of community service, the past few decades that it needs a larger space to accommodate it.
For more information on the site selection process for TPD’s new headquarters, visit Talgov.com/TPDHQ.