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Tallahassee's long-awaited Independence Landing holds a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday

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Independence Landing

Tallahassee’s long proposed Independence Landing will break ground at 5 p.m. Tuesday at 3025 School House Road.

A ceremony will celebrate the start of construction in an area near Florida High and the Southwood community.

The groundbreaking begins an effort to make affordable and independent living available to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The planned residential community is designed to offer recreational activities, ongoing education, healthy meals, and more.

From the event's Facebook page:

The groundbreaking ceremony marks the first step in making affordable and truly independent living available to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the Big Bend.

This incredible community will offer its residents the opportunity to avail themselves of a full social calendar, continuing education, personal growth and vocational opportunities, recreational activities, healthy meals and active lifestyles, and engagement with neighbors, friends and civic organizations, all with the goal of fostering maximum independence, happiness, and fulfilling lives.

Gina Jordan is the host of Morning Edition for WFSU News. Gina is a Tallahassee native and graduate of Florida State University. She spent 15 years working in news/talk and country radio in Orlando before becoming a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU in 2008. Follow Gina: @hearyourthought on Twitter. Click below for Gina's full bio.