Posts filed under ‘Blueprint 2000’

Debbie Lightsey Nature Park Update

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For those who are following the conversation about the Blueprint project planned adjacent to our neighborhood, here is an update from Planning Manager Autumn Calder dated June 8, 2016.

Good morning,

We held the Blueprint Citizens Advisory  Committee (CAC) meeting last Thursday, and I’m pleased to report that they unanimously approved the attached concept plan for the Debbie Lightsey Nature Park.  In my presentation of the concept to the CAC, I mentioned that the Seminole Manor Neighborhood would like for us to include some type of children’s play area.  One of our CAC members, Gordon Hansen, suggested that we host a charrette that is specifically geared towards finding opportunities in the Park for engaging children. This could include a natural play area and/or many other possibilities.  I thought this was a great idea.  The participants could be the design team, Parks and Rec, Blueprint, and representatives from Seminole Manor.  I talked to Ashley Edwards, Director of Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs, earlier this week about the idea, and she is totally on board.  I think they are very supportive of engaging our youth in this Park.

The timing for this charrette is dependent on us securing the design team.  Up to this point, we have been benefiting from the volunteer services from the Tallahassee Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  As you know, we have money committed to the design, so when we get approval from the Intergovernmental Agency of the concept we can begin to solicit design proposals.  Once we secure the design team, we’ll work with everyone’s schedule to set up the charrette.  If everything keeps moving forward, I hope that we will be able to hold the charrette sometime this fall.

Also, If you are interested, the Intergovernmental Agency meeting is scheduled for June 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Tallahassee City Commission Chamber in City Hall.  They will be reviewing the park concept in this meeting.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued involvement in this park development.

Autumn Calder, AICP

Planning Manager
Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency




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June 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm Leave a comment

Blueprint 2000 – Alternatives Public Meeting for Capital Circle SW Crawfordville Road (US 319) to Blountstown Highway (SR 20)

This meeting notification is being sent as a courtesy to the stakeholders who have previously provided Blueprint 2000 with their email addresses. Blueprint 2000 & Beyond Intergovernmental Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss the analysis and evaluation of roadway segments under consideration for future improvements to Capital Circle from Crawfordville Road (US 319) to Blountstown Highway (SR 20). The best segment solutions will be connected to form an existing alignment and a realignment alternative.

Meeting information:

Alternatives Public Meeting

Capital Circle SW Crawfordville Road (US 319) to Blountstown Highway (SR 20)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.


Tallahassee Community College

Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) Building, Room 105

Tallahassee, Florida

The purpose of the meeting is to share with citizens the results of the alternatives analyses, by segment. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for interested citizens to review the evaluations for each segment and share their ideas and concerns.

Official notification letters will be mailed, closer to the meeting date, to all who have previously received project announcements by mail and will include further information about the meeting. We thank you for your interest and participation in the project and hope to see you at this public meeting.

Project material is available on the Blueprint 2000 website. Please visit for more details or call (850) 701-2740.


Blueprint 2000 and Beyond

November 6, 2008 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

A Letter from Blueprint 2000

Here’s a letter we received from Blueprint 2000 last week concerning the proposals for Capital Circle Southwest.  A public meeting will be held on November 13th at 5:30pm at TCC.


September 12, 2008

Dear Interested Citizen,

Last year many citizens participated in a two day Charrette to define possible alternatives for the Capital Circle Southwest (CCSW) improvements. These alternatives have been analyzed and evaluated during the last year. The next step of Public Participation is the Alternatives Meeting. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 13, 2008. The meeting will be held at 5:30PM on the campus of Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in room 105 of the Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) building. A formal announcement will be mailed, closer to the meeting date, to all who have previously received project announcements by mail.  This future announcement will provide more information about the meeting time, location, and agenda.  The Alternatives Meeting will present the results of the alternatives analyses by segment and will include an evaluation for each segment that Citizens can review, discuss, and comment upon.

Over the past several months, the Project Team has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to release the project through the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process. This process allows certain local, state, and federal resource review agencies (The Environmental Technical Advisory Team-ETAT) to provide comments on the project, so that their suggestions and concerns can be addressed through the Project Development Process. The project was released in ETDM on July 22, 2008. The ETAT members have up to 60 days to complete a formal review of the materials in ETDM and provide comments through the screening. The project information included in ETDM will also be included in the information presented to citizens through the CCSW Public Participation Program.

As information, we are provided a link to the ETDM Environmental Screening Tool (EST) so that you can see what the ETAT is reviewing and commenting on. The EST can be accessed via the internet at <>  . Once on the home page, you should find a button on the left side that says New Search. Upon clicking this button, a list of search options will appear below the button. The first in the list that appears will be Project Number. You should click this option and then enter the project code, 7941, and complete the search. This search will return the Capital Circle Southwest PD&E program screening.

If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the site, please contact Latesa Turner, PE at (850) 701-2740.

Thank You,

Blueprint 2000 and Beyond

September 20, 2008 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Blueprint 2000 Projects could be put on hold

The Tallahassee Democrat announced this week that many of the Blueprint 2000 project could be put on hold. For more info, check out the article here

or here


September 20, 2008 at 9:43 pm Leave a comment

Double Booked for 5/12/2008

There are two events of interest to Seminole Manor neighbors on May12th:

CONA Awards Reception
RA Gray Building
6:00 event begins (free FOOD!)
6:30 program begins (See who won Neighborhood of the Year, Neighbor of the Year, etc)

Blueprint 2000 Public Hearing
TCC Student Union
5:30 Review materials with Blueprint staff
6:00 Presentation by Blueprint staff & Public comment period

The Blueprint mtg concerns Public Access corridors on CCSW (Capital Circle Southwest) and includes information about the completed PD&E (Project Development and Environmental) study.

Here is the announcement if you didn’t see it. stakeholders-invite-041408


May 12, 2008 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Blueprint 2000 update

It’s good news for us.

“City and county commissioners voted Monday to give more weight to the environment and neighborhood preservation rather than other factors in determining a new route for Capital Circle Southwest.”

Click below to see the whole Tallahassee Democrat article.

Blueprint2000 vote for neighborhood preservation


September 24, 2007 at 3:52 am Leave a comment

Hello world!

Welcome to the Seminole Manor Neighborhood Association blog. I thought it might be useful to post the latest happenings and to wonder about “what’s next?” for Seminole Manor. As a neighborhood that has existed since the 1950s, there’s a lot of rich history and many stories to tell. And as a neighborhood at a “tipping point,” there are several of us who are asking, “what’s next?” How can we help keep each other safe while neighborhoods around us are changing? How can we think B I G in terms of protecting the trees and habitat for the wild creatures with whom we share the neighborhood? How can we continue to improve our own homes and yards to protects investments — for most of us humble homeowners, these simple cottages are all we’ve got — and see property values increase? How can we promote affordable housing as also diverse, sustainable, eco-friendly, and lovely all at the same time?

As several of us have said, it’s an interesting time for Seminole Manor. Right now it is with optimism, cheers, and lots of neighborly good will we ask, “what’s next?”


July 16, 2007 at 11:27 am 1 comment

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