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CRA approves sale of Bloxham building, Firestone jail for $4.3 million

from WFSU Public Media

Lynn Hatter

Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency has approved the sale of the Bloxham Building and old jail near Cascades Park.  The move is part of a redevelopment effort in the area, and could become the new home of a mixed use development project.

The sale is for nearly $4.3 million. In place of the Bloxham building and jail, would rise a boutique hotel, townhomes and apartments, office space and possible restaurants. That’s according to North American Properties, the only developer to submit a bid for the property. Those plans aren’t final. The city hopes once development takes place, the properties would be worth more than $150 million, which could generate $1.3 million in taxes in the first year.

Some of the planned space would be used as a green room for the Cascades Park amphitheater, and the city would sell up to 145 parking spaces to the developer.

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