Gateway Tallahassee September Meeting

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  • 1. Gateway Tallahassee North Monroe Street Corridor
  • 2. Gateway Tallahassee’smission is to transformstrategic pathways into thecity into remarkable points ofentry that clearly identifyand brand Tallahassee as avibrant, thriving andwelcoming community.“Gateways” provide a firstimpression for visitors andresidents
  • 3. Capital Identity WhyStakeholders North Traffic Monroe? A Place to Start
  • 4. Gateway Examplesaround the country and down the road…
  • 5. Efforts to date: Homework on gateways elsewhere, landscaping/road guidelines here Meeting with public officials, agencies Canvassing businessesPublic meeting, July 2012 Presentations to homeowner association leaders, others Partnering with FAMU urban design students on fall 2012 project
  • 6. Stakeholders agree that improvements are needed on North Monroe to bolster safety and aesthetics.Analysis statement No. 1
  • 7. Stakeholders are concerned about the effects of declining property values and the retailers leaving Tallahassee Mall on the business community.Analysis statement No. 2
  • 8. Stakeholders agree that Tallahassee has the opportunity to identify North Monroe as a vital gateway into the city and use it to brand the city and its amenities.Analysis statement No. 3
  • 9. Stakeholders realize improving North Monroe’s sense of place will take a financial infusion and cooperation among different government agencies.Analysis statement No. 4
  • 10. Stakeholders agree an association is needed to advocate on behalf of North Monroe, especially to better position the area to capitalize on any future funding opportunities.Analysis statement No. 5
  • 11. What is the next step?
  • 12. Form a merchants association to support, represent and advocate for the North Monroe area.Recommendation
  • 13. Our future role? Your future role?
  • 14. Community Catalysts: Jeff Bond, Sarah Duncan, Colleen Dwyer, NedFernandez, Joe Foster, Nancy Mattimore and Melanie Yeager.For more information please contact: Melanie Yeager,