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Mandalay Bay & Mandalay Square

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www.mandalayflorida.com

Welcome to Mandalay Bay and Mandalay Square!

Mandalay Bay is a new up-scale single family neighborhood in the heart of Tallahassee, Florida.

Mandalay Square is a new office/commercial/ residential development at the corner of Blair Stone Road and Miccosukee Road.

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Parcel A $3,600,000

Parcel B $5,200,000

Approximate Dimensions

Site A: 550' NS x 330' EW

Site B: 470' NS x 710' EW

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Well, what do we think?

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That'll be a neat location for a neighborhood of single family homes. I hope that the developer really puts something attractive there. The old Sunland site is now in such prime location due to the Blair Stone expansion.

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I'm extremely happy to see in-fill development, especially at a prime location like that :D

On a side note: isn't Mandalay Bay the name of a resort/casino in Las Vegas?

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^ Yes it is the name of a casino in Vegas. I'm not wild about the name, but I'm not against it either. I'm ready to see this eye-sore demolished and something nice put up here. From the website I could not tell what "style" of homes will be built here. Hopefully this project will get moving soon!

Hey I've been in South FL for a week and now I'm still in L.A. Has this bldg. already been demolished????

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The prices are rather high for the lots. I think the name is alright. As poonther said, I'm neither for or against it. I'd be happy to see something replace the eyesoar that is currently there, however, I'd be disappointed to know the average income earner will likely not be able to afford to live here.

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Nice find P McLane! Thanks for sharing! That area doesn't strike me as being appropriate for a development named "Mandalay Bay" but then again I guess anything new sounds strange to us for awhile. It makes me think of gambling in Vegas or a tropical resort. At any rate, I'm just glad to finally see that progress is being made on cleaning up this site & the old Sunland Hospital eyesore will soon be a distant memory.

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the cheapest lot is $229,000.00?!?! i guess that's to be expected for an intown location. insane, but expected.

i like the in-fill part, but i do think traffic is going to have to be addressed, mahan at 5:00 p.m. is a parking lot from monroe to capital circle... how about some light rail down the middle, out to I-10? haha, i can dream.

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I agree with TJ, the prices are way too high for a 1/4 acre lot. It makes a 1/2 acre lot in Southwood look cheap. A typical 1/2 acre in Southwood runs in the $100K-$150K range.

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Does anyone remember how much the lots in the Centerville Preservation cost?

I think lots in Centerville Conservation are around $275k to $325k, but they are pretty big. I don't remember exactly though.

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Definitely a complete fly-over at Mahan/Cap. is needed, however this new development might not impact that intersection much at all. If they work downtown or at the hospital and do their shopping at the Publix on Park or the "Dirty Dixie" at Mag., they'll rarely use that intersection.

I'm back in town now, but I've not been OUT (anything past Magnolia is out to me) that way yet, has the old Sunland been demolished yet?

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I'm back in town now, but I've not been OUT (anything past Magnolia is out to me) that way yet, has the old Sunland been demolished yet?

Sunland is still there. They demolished the garage across the street and they just set up some yellow dumpsters outside the main building last week. They'll probably be starting the asbestos removal soon, if they haven't already.

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Sunland is still there. They demolished the garage across the street and they just set up some yellow dumpsters outside the main building last week. They'll probably be starting the asbestos removal soon, if they haven't already.

:yahoo: Welcome to UrbanPlanet-Tallahassee Capitan! :yahoo:

Thanks for the information!! I haven't had a chance to get over there lately so I'm not sure whats going on. It sure is great having eyes all over the place.

Capitan, do you work on the project or are you an interested party like the rest of us.

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Yeah thanks for the update there Captain.

I just rode past this project today on Micc. I'm glad it's happening and I'm glad to see old Sunland demolished, soon I hope. However I'm just not wild about the name. When I drove past it, the last idea that came into my head was bay. I think a more appropriate name would have something w/words like: rise or hill or overlook or knoll in the name. Since the property does sit up high over Micc. and sorta high over B-stone. Oh well just my 2 cents.

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Thanks for the warm welcome, TJ (I've already become familiar with your work in the "Picture of the Day" thread. Nice stuff).

I'm not on the project. I'm actually a Sunland enthusiast who stumbled onto this site looking for info on when the building was gonna go down. I have an affinity for old buildings and, unlike most people on here, I actually kinda hate to see the old building go. It's a real shame such an interesting thing has to go away. I suppose I see beauty in what everyone else considers an eyesore! Oh well!

You all may see me post around here more often. Maybe I'll even contribute to the daily picture thread. :D

I'll also be keeping my eyes on the Sunland/Mandalay Square situation. I live very close by, so I'll be documenting the whole thing from destruction of Sunland to construction of the Square.

Personally, I like the name Sunland and would rather see it incorporated in this new project. Mandalay is such a...bleh name, I think!

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The building used to be a nice big place, but in its condition it would be very hard to make something out of it. Especially with the asbestos problem.

For an interesting retrospective of what the building used to look like, check out this site...

Sunland Then vs. Now Gallery (2 pages)

Hope they don't mind me linking to one of their pics...

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Also, be sure to check out the related "paranormal" section...

Sunland Site

I am also a fan of rehabilitation of historic properties rather than demolition, but I would personally be concerned about the reputation of this property, given the rumored abuse that occured there and the large number of "believers" that the building is haunted. It seems that would have to hurt the commercial viability of a reuse project.

Of course, that does not mean they could not reuse the name.

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You both make interesting points.

Capitan, we sure could use all the help you can give with the pictures of the day!! I've run out of time in recent months.

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Great links there T-man. I'm all for getting rid of this cancerous bldg. where bad things have happened...just too much negative joo-joo. But I am all for keeping the Sunland name in the new project.

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I thought I heard it has already been torn down. Can someone who frequents this area confirm or correct this for me?

I live just up the street from the Sunland site and there has been no activity since the Mandalay signs were posted at Micosukee and Blair Stone Rds. This report should not be read as an endorsement of anybody's plans to trespass!

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