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Neighbors in NE Tallahassee could lose some land to Bannerman Road project

By: Kendall Brandt via WTXL 27


Northeast Tallahassee is growing and so are roads like Bannerman. The growth comes with a price: some people’s land.

ABC 27 reported about the expansion of Bannerman Road, adding two more lanes in early August.

While some think this will help ease traffic, others are facing the possibility of losing their land.

Melanie Cowgill said her family chose to live off of Bannerman Road to stay secluded.

“We came here thinking we’ve got our country property close to town, so it’s the best of both worlds,” Cowgill said.

As development has grown, so has traffic on Bannerman Road. That road may go on part of the three acres her family bought almost two decades ago.

  • One local homeowner says she has been contacted by Blueprint to acquire her land under eminent domain.
  • The land would go toward the Bannerman Road lane expansion project.
  • Blueprint said the project will ease traffic and provide more safety.

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