TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – You’ll notice big changes to Tallahassee’s skyline in 2018. Some major projects are in the works, and some are already underway.
Brick by brick, dollar by dollar, Tallahassee is expanding.
Jay Revell, the vice president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, says 2018 will be the Capital City’s biggest year yet.
“Every day that you drive around Tallahassee or walk through your neighborhood, you’re going to see change and change is a good thing,” said Revell. “When a community is building, you’re progressing. That’s really been the reason that Tallahassee is now the state’s leader in economic growth. Tallahassee has the fastest growing GDP per capita of any community in the state of Florida.”
One project nearing the finish line: the new Hampton Inn and Suites.
Construction on the new six floor hotel is almost finished. It’s expected to open up during the first quarter of 2018.
But its not just one sector seeing growth. There’s new student housing, residential apartments, retail, and restaurants. Revell says developers are looking for opportunities all over town.
There’s also the Cascades Project.
New housing, restaurants, retail and office space, even a hotel, right new Cascades Park. Developers say it could generate more than a million dollars in new tax revenue in its first year alone.
The Cascades Project is expected to break ground this year, with the goal of opening in Summer 2019. It’s just one of the dozens of projects in the works.