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Economic Development Outlook

By Dr. Bill LawSouthside vibrant with new opportunityIf there’s anyplace in town I’m hesitant to describe, it’s the Southside – because that could change between writing it and getting it into print.Certainly there’s new development. We’ve seen an enormous project…

Challenges To Growth

What the South side community needs and what the challenges are.Resources, retention are issues By Jason Dehart Looking around his neighborhood, Bethel AME Church Pastor John Green said he knows what his community needs and what the challenges are.“I think that the…

Timeline

A Timline of Events on Tallahassee's South Side (since 1990) 1990:Tallahassee/Leon County Comprehensive Plan adopted. Local leaders recognized that while areas to the north and east were rapidly growing, the south side was experiencing population loss, high unemployment and “general…

New and Notable

A look at what's taking shape on Gaines StreetThe Arts and LeisureA new hotel takes shape on Gaines Street, while a grand performing arts center waits in the wingsBy Jason Dehart {mosimage}It’s no longer a dream on a sheet of paper.…

Key Players: Gaines Street Makeover

Big names in the Gaines Street renovation project The Short List of Key Players in the Gaines Street Makeover {mosimage}Tallahassee Mayor John MarksMarks was elected in 2003 and actively promotes the revitalization of not only the Gaines Street corridor but…

Timeline: Gaines Street Revitalization

A look, over the years, at the progress on Gaines Street.A Timeline of Events of the Gaines Street Revitalization1991:A preliminary design and environmental study is started for Gaines Street but is put on hold. In September, the Tallahassee City Commission…

Unlocking Southside

Big plans are in the works.Unlocking SouthsideNo longer overlooked, Tallahassee’s south side is full of promise and potential  By Jason DehartIf you want to build homes and businesses in Tallahassee, you need to face south. Just look at a map.…

Word On The Street

Opionions on Gaines Street Revitalization What do you think about Gaines Street redevelopment?By Jason Dehart {mosimage}“My dad told the commissioners that in his 50 years of following road and bridge construction, he’s never seen a county, city or state reduce the…

What They're Saying

Community leaders comment on the big issues in the South side.“When you think about the big issues in the south side, one is to prevent student housing from migrating into the neighborhoods that are traditionally single-family dwellings . . .…

New and Notable

St. Joe Company is spreading its mighty wings southwest of SouthWood.St. Joe Company Busy Making Plans — AgainFirst SouthWood. Now Southside.By Jason DehartSt. Joe Company is spreading its mighty wings southwest of SouthWood with an idea that would put a…

Economic Development Outlook

A word from Dr. Bill Law   Gaines Street drives educational corridorThe neighborhoods dominated by people who study or work at Florida State, Florida A&M, and Tallahassee Community College have seen generations come and go. The constant is that our institutions…

Challenges Ahead

What's in store for the future of Gaines Street?If You 'Vision’ It, Will They Build?By Jason DehartOK, you want to take an existing two-way, four-lane road and turn it into a two-way, two-lane road with on-street parking and other amenities.…