Local neighborhood pushes for renovations

Local neighborhood pushes for renovations
Local neighborhood pushes for renovations
Posted at 5:25 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 17:25:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local residents in the Greater Bond Neighborhoods on the South Side of Tallahassee, are pushing for renovations in an effort called Neighborhood First. 

For the last seven months, residents have been working with the city and community partners to to draft a new plan and vision for the community. 

The public got a glimpse of the future plan at a showcase held at the Walker-Ford Community Center on Thursday. 

A few major issues addressed in the plan are neighborhood safety, land use, community beautification, and economic development.

According to city leaders, this plan has already promoted positive change that residents are hoping for.  

"This plan has already given benefit to this community. It has brought residents together, that's key," said John Baker, Manager of Neighborhood Affairs Division. 

The Neighborhood First effort has come up with various projects that includes adding more homes, rebuilding structures, streetscaping, and adding more safety in the streets. 

This plan will be passed to the City Commission in the near future to be approved by city leaders in order to move forward.