Gateway Tallahassee September Meeting

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Gateway Tallahassee September Meeting

  1. 1. Gateway Tallahassee North Monroe Street Corridor
  2. 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. 3. Capital Identity WhyStakeholders North Traffic Monroe? A Place to Start
  4. 4. Gateway Examplesaround the country and down the road…
  5. 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. 6. Stakeholders agree that improvements are needed on North Monroe to bolster safety and aesthetics.Analysis statement No. 1
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. What is the next step?
  12. 12. Form a merchants association to support, represent and advocate for the North Monroe area.Recommendation
  13. 13. Our future role? Your future role?
  14. 14. 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

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