'College Park' Planning Meeting Welcomes Public Input

By: FSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning Email
By: FSU Department of Urban and Regional Planning Email

Tallahassee, FL - Design concepts for an initiative to improve the district between downtown Tallahassee and Florida State University will be presented at a community meeting to take place on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6 pm at the Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval St. in Tallahassee.

The meeting will allow the general public to review and comment on possible approaches to improving the sense of place and economic fortunes of the area between Tennessee Street and Gaines Street. The initiative is a collaborative effort between private interests, the city of Tallahassee and Florida State University.

With College Avenue and Park Avenue providing much of the area's character, stakeholders have begun referring to the initiative as College Park. Graduate students in Florida State's Department of Urban and Regional Planning have cooperatively developed the College Park design concepts.

"The meeting will give participants an opportunity to provide their thoughts, vision and concerns about the possible enhancements being considered," said urban and regional planning faculty member Lindsay Stevens.

The FSU students followed the "Sense of Place" process developed by the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department, which is rooted in understanding the context of a district when considering approaches to its redevelopment.

Concept reviews and revisions will continue until December 2012, when stakeholders and students will present their strategies to the Tallahassee City Commission.

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