As Florida’s State Capital, the Tallahassee region is home to thousands of annual visitors. Many are tourists visiting the historic capital building and looking for commercial destinations, while others are local residents seeking services from the various government offices located throughout the downtown area. Because the current wayfinding signage system is dated, many of the City’s most popular destinations are not identified.
The Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department is developing a Comprehensive Wayfinding Signage Plan for the City and County, unlike the current wayfinding system whose signage is limited to the downtown area. The Plan will simultaneously project a consistent image of signage for the entire region, reduce visual clutter and promote mobility throughout the downtown area and within the ‘sense of place’ districts. Implementation and maintenance of the wayfinding system will be led by the Planning Department in partnership with other City and County offices.
With an expected adoption date of April 2014, the Plan’s implementation will be phased as budgeted in the Capital Improvement Program. Capital Cascades Park, whose grand opening is expected to predate the plan, will serve as a demonstration project for introducing the Plan’s robust family of wayfinding signage that will eventually include vehicular signs, pedestrian pointers, parking trailblazers, parking directional signs, multi-use signs, district markers and gateway entrance signs.
For more information, please contact the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department at 850-891-6400.