Proposed Development for Tallahassee's South Side

The St. Joe Land Company is looking to bring more than a million square feet of retail space and thousands of affordable homes to Tallahassee's south side. Leon County Chairman Bill Proctor says it will be the largest development to ever come to that side of town.

St. Joe is eying the area of Capital Circle SE and Woodville Highway. The proposed development is a mixed use with retail space surpassing the square footage of Governor's Square Mall, 150,000 square feet of office space, 300 hotel rooms, 100 hospital beds and
2,800 residential units that will comply with Tallahassee's Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.

County Chairman Bill Proctor says he's excited about the project.

"They're trying to do something that will not snuff out the flame of the spirit of this community, but will do something that's compatible with this community and synchronize with the community's expectations."

But before all that happens, the developer must apply for a DRI, part of the planning process required by state law. It will also be subject for approval from Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.

During the planning process, St. Joe will be turning to the community for as much input as possible.

A Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday night at 5:15 at the Leon County Fairgrounds, Building 4.