Community Redevelopment

Kate Payne via WFSU

Florida leads the nation in pedestrian fatalities. And some think infrastructure is to blame. Now the state Department of Transportation is transforming the way it designs streets. Tallahassee’s South Monroe Street could be one of the first to incorporate the new changes.

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A Florida lawmaker is once again trying to reform the state’s community redevelopment agencies. The taxpayer-funded programs would have to meet stricter reporting and ethics requirements.

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The Panhandle town of Havana recently won a Florida Main Street designation from the Department of State. Now the community is re-envisioning the future of its downtown.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA) had a panel discussion on permitting during its Tuesday (2/28)luncheon meeting.

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Local ice cream parlor Lofty Pursuits is leaving Market Square. The shop is the latest in a number of businesses to leave after a Texas company bought the shopping complex.

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In January 2016, a Texas developer bought Tallahassee’s Market Square shopping complex. Now the new management is spurring some business owners to leave.

A Home of Their Own for Christmas

Dec 23, 2015
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An elderly couple is moving into the first home they’ve ever owned on Tallahassee’s south side. Even without furniture, the modest house is a Christmas dream come true.

Curtis Taylor is vice president of housing at the Tallahassee Urban League. He met Corine and Sherman Brown more than a year ago when they joined the League’s first-time homebuyers program. He said they had a lot to do to get ready.