Waterworks Redevelopment | Brew Pub & Restaurant

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Location: NE Corner of Gaines and South Gadsden (0.94 AC)

Description: The former Waterworks site (near the entrance of Cascades Park) will have new construction of 1,420 SF kitchen and redevelopment of the 2-story cistern. Potential uses are a restaurant, brewpub, meeting space, and park-oriented retail fronting East Gaines. Zoned CC (Central core), and located within the MMTD, downtown overly and within downtown community redevelopment. The redevelopment of this site is in the very early stages and will require significant investment to bring the building up to current safety and accessibility standards.

History of the site: The Old City Waterworks was constructed in 1904, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The City of Tallahassee has issued an RFP with the requirement that the buyer maintains its historical design.

The restoration of the Waterworks buildings will complete Tallahassee’s “four corners of history” at the intersection of Gaines and Gadsden Streets. The four corners include The Old City Waterworks, the Historic Caroline Brevard Grammar School, the Former County Health Unit, which NAP will preserve and repurpose as part of The Cascades Project, and a new community-envisioned historical plaza commemorating the important events of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. (

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More information about the Cascades Project (see #16 for more detail on The Old City Waterworks):

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