Market District Multi-Purpose Stormwater Project

The Market District has been a hub of life in the northeast section of Tallahassee for decades. To keep pace with growth and improve the quality of stormwater flowing to Lake Jackson, upgrades to the area’s stormwater system are necessary. Additionally, the transmission lines that currently run through the ponds are being relocated east of the electrical substation to improve reliability and aesthetics. This project, coupled with the Sense of Place efforts already underway in the area, will reclaim public open space and further enhance the area’s public amenities while creating an opportunity for a potential future pocket park.

Elements of the multi-purpose stormwater project include:

  • Beautify and improve Maclay Commerce Drive,
  • Provide areas for family-friendly activities
  • Promote outdoor business activities
  • Create jogging trails and exercise stations
  • Establish open space for special events or general leisure

What Could Elements of the Project Look Like?

Help create the vision for this project! There are four distinct sections that will flow together, but each will have unique elements. Your input will be needed as plans are developed. Look for future written communication and updates to this website for information about opportunities to provide input.

West Side — A picturesque stormwater pond will be built here.

Central Area — As the central greenspace area, this element will provide the canvas for future features such as a tot lot, splash pad restrooms or pavilion. Permanent kiosks for vendors and a farmer's market could be placed adjacent to the parking area east of the electrical substation.

East Side — An urban park with paved jogging/walking/fitness trails, benches and landscaping could be built on this site around an improved stormwater pond.

Maclay Commerce Drive — Maclay Commerce Drive will be enhanced with a landscaped median, sidewalks and on-street parking. Overhead electrical lines will be relocated out of the ponds and combined on single poles adjacent to the roadway parking.