Tallahassee Residents Band Together to Oppose Myers Park Rezoning

Myers Park Parks & Rec
Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 12:08:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee residents, opposed to the city rezoning nearly 10 acres of Myers Park, are hosting a meetings to gather support.

City commissioners are considering demolishing the city's Parks and Rec Complex and storage buildings in Myers Park, rezoning the land, and developing housing in its place.

City officials want to rezone 9.7 acres of Myers Park where the City's Parks & Rec complex is, demolish the complex and storage buildings, and allow development for up to 116 dwellings in their place.

Neighbors and a group called Friends of Parks & Rec are upset, saying the changes would threaten their neighborhood's character, property values, and quality of life.

They also believe relocating the office complex would be a waste of taxpayer money, and feel the city should not be selling public park land.

The meetings will be held across the street from the Parks and Rec Complex in Myers Park this Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., and another one next Thursday at noon.

Friends of Parks & Rec has asked that residents in opposition attend one of the Friends' site visits where you can tour the site and ask questions.

The dates and times for those visits are below:

Thursday, Jan. 12: noon

Saturday, Jan. 14: 2 pm

Sunday, Jan. 15: 2 pm

Thursday, Jan. 19: noon

Their leaders estimate the visits will last 30 minutes to an hour.

Follow Friends of Parks & Rec on Facebook here