Funding for the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency was approved by voters in 2000 and again as a 20-year extension of the local one-cent sales tax option for Tallahassee-Leon County in November 2014.
“…To provide for projects designed to improve roads; reduce traffic congestion; protect lakes and water quality; reduce flooding; expand and operate parks and recreational areas; invest in economic development; and other uses authorized under Florida law; and to seek matching funds for these purposes, shall the existing one-cent sales surtax within Leon County be extended until December 31, 2039, with project expenditures subject to annual independent audit and review by a citizens advisory committee.”
Under the direction of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency’s Board of Directors (IA Board), Blueprint has been tasked with thirty-two community infrastructure projects, which have a total investment of $1.2 billion. The projects implemented will positively impact the quality of life, natural environment and economic vitality for all Tallahassee-Leon County residents and visitors.
Over the next five years (2023 – 2027), 27 projects will be in planning, design, construction, or completed, representing $580.1 investment. The 27 projects will create 114 miles of bicycle & pedestrian improvements, over 23 miles of roadway improvements, create or improve over 338 acres of parks and public spaces and develop 4 new public parks.
14 Projects in Construction in 2023
- Magnolia Trail
- NE Gateway Phase 1
- NE Connector Corridor: Tekesta / Bull Headley Sidewalks
- Orange-Meridian Park
- Monroe-Adams Placemaking
- Downtown University Protected Bike Lane
- Market District Park
- Animal Services Shelter Improvements
- Lake Jackson Greenway
- Airport Gateway
- Capital Circle Southwest
- Capital Circle Southwest Greenway
- Debbie Lightsey Nature Park
- Capital Cascades Trail Segment 3
Looking back (2000 – 2022), Blueprint has improved over 14 miles of roadways, over 18 miles in sidewalks, constructed over 28 miles of on-street bike facilities, over 59 miles of bike and pedestrian facilities, created over 12 miles of new or improved trails, over 1,461 acres of parks/public spaces and protected lands and developed 10 public parks.
FY 2020 – 2040 Sales Tax Revenue
66% Blueprint Infrastructure
12% Office of Economic Vitality
22% City of Tallahassee and Leon County