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Orange Avenue Apartments Redevelopment

Pre-Applications for the Columbia Gardens at South City Project Based Voucher Program will open at 12:00 am on September 1, 2023, and close on September 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Pre-applications are only available electronically via the online portal at:

Former Orange Avenue Residents, please click here for important information for your right to return to the property.

TAHAFL Orange Ave Apartments

Orange Ave Redevelopment Owners, Developers, Financing Partners, General Contract, Architects and Engineers.


  • Tallahassee Housing Authority
  • Columbia Residential

Financing Partners

  • Florida Housing Finance Corporation
  • City of Tallahassee
  • Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Leon County
  • Leon County Housing Finance Authority
  • KeyBank National Association

General Contractor

  • Mad Dog Construction


  • JHP Architecture/Urban Design


  • Moore Bass Consulting
  • PHA Consulting Engineers

The Tallahassee Housing Authority is redeveloping the Orange Avenue Apartments in several phases as funding becomes available. Come back to this page for updates and photos of the progress. Abatement and demolition for Phases 1 & 2 are complete. Site work for the vertical construction has already begun on Phase 1.  

The property is all fenced in - the west side for construction and the east side for demolition next year. Please heed the "No Trespassing" signs throughout the property.

Residents have the right to ask questions. Please email questions here.

View Gallery of Site Plans

Master Plan

Case Study Report - Historic Preservation

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year/500-Year Floodplain or Wetland

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year/500-year Floodplain or Wetland

Read Frequently Asked Questions here.

Case Study Report - Historic Preservation

Orange Avenue Redevelopment Project Impacts to Historic Resources

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act requires agencies to consider the effects of their projects on historic resources. Section 106 follows a four-step process:

  1. INITIATE the process
  2. IDENTIFY historic properties
  3. ASSESS adverse effects
  4. RESOLVE adverse effects

During this process, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has determined that the Orange Avenue Apartments are a significant historic resource, and the redevelopment project will have an adverse effect on the resource. THA will work with residents and SHPO to determine ways to resolve the adverse effect. 

THA will discuss the adverse effect in upcoming resident meetings and will solicit public input on potential mitigation measures. Additional information on the project, the history of Orange Avenue Apartments, and the adverse effect can be found on this site.

The full case study is available for download below. 

Click here to view/download the Orange Ave 106 Process Flyer (Content of flyer provided above)

Click here to view/download the Orange Ave Sec 106 Case Study Report