Number of City designated brownfield areas assessed, remediated or redeveloped within the South Monroe Street corridor.

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Target: 20

Current performance: See update below.

The City's Environmental Services and Facilities staff supports economic development along the South Monroe Corridor through its highly acclaimed Brownfields Program. In 2016, the City designated the South Monroe Corridor as a brownfields area. This designation paves the way for economic development through financial and regulatory incentives that encourage redevelopment of properties that are idle or blighted by perceived or actual contamination. Since its inception, over ten years ago, the City’s Brownfields Program has been awarded over $2.8 million in grant funding. In 2022, the City was awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for community-wide assessment, the highest amount that can be given.

At a recent National Brownfields Conference, the City of Tallahassee received an award for “greatest dollars leveraged” among cities with a population under 200,000. This is due in part to the City’s success in receiving outside funding, such as the Revolving Loan Fund Program by the EPA, which facilitated over $6 million in leveraged funding to the Gaines Street Area.

During FY2022, the City completed seven assessments in the South Monroe Corridor and vicinity, including a group of parcels that are being redeveloped into a commercial retail center, and another two where the owner is seeking to create a mixed-use residential property with commercial art studio space. The City will continue to promote the South Monroe Brownfields Corridor and seek additional sites that are poised for redevelopment and in need of assessment funding.

Environmental Services & Facilities. Last updated: November 2022