Frenchtown Community Discusses Multi-Million Dollar Housing Project

Frenchtown Community Discusses Multi-Million Dollar Housing Project
Posted at 11:07 PM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 10:09:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In an effort to revitalize areas around downtown, the City of Tallahassee Commission established the "Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Area".

For nearly 20-years, the board has transformed the area.

From selecting a 2017 chair and vice chair, to receiving a visit from the City of Tallahassee Ethics Officer, it was a busy night at the Frenchtown Renaissance Center where members of the Frenchtown/Southside Citizen's Advisory Committee met for their monthly meeting.

But one topic that's been on the mind of many is the multi-million dollar housing project that's being constructed on the corner of Macomb and Brevard street.

The five-story, 88-unit apartment complex called Casanas Village is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, those with the community redevelopment agency are hoping to provide reassurance to residents that they are dedicated to preserving the character of Frenchtown.

Officials introduced the idea of an entry feature to both welcome and provide an exit to the Frenchtown community that encompasses the heart of the area.

Also brought up during the meeting was a review of 'better block' initiative that was implemented in November of last year, demonstrating the potential of a block in Frenchtown through an interactive temporary charrette.

The committee's next meeting will be held on April 10th.