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    Gateway Tallahassee September Meeting Gateway Tallahassee September Meeting Presentation Transcript

    • Gateway Tallahassee North Monroe Street Corridor
    • 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
    • Capital Identity WhyStakeholders North Traffic Monroe? A Place to Start
    • Gateway Examplesaround the country and down the road…
    • 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
    • Stakeholders agree that improvements are needed on North Monroe to bolster safety and aesthetics.Analysis statement No. 1
    • Stakeholders are concerned about the effects of declining property values and the retailers leaving Tallahassee Mall on the business community.Analysis statement No. 2
    • 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
    • Stakeholders realize improving North Monroe’s sense of place will take a financial infusion and cooperation among different government agencies.Analysis statement No. 4
    • 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
    • What is the next step?
    • Form a merchants association to support, represent and advocate for the North Monroe area.Recommendation
    • Our future role? Your future role?
    • Community Catalysts: Jeff Bond, Sarah Duncan, Colleen Dwyer, NedFernandez, Joe Foster, Nancy Mattimore and Melanie Yeager.For more information please contact: Melanie Yeager, mgyeager@cob.fsu.edu