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City officials plan to move more homes to Frenchtown neighborhood

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 17:37:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The city is moving forward with plans to bring more affordable housing to Frenchtown.

In the next few months, three homes will be built on six empty lots in the historic neighborhood.

It's to help with housing concerns in the community. In recent years, there has been a lot of growth with student complexes being built in or near this community.

People who live there want to preserve the culture. So does Mayor John Dailey.

He says he wants to keep the integrity of Frenchtown as new developments happen.

"It's important to invest in our neighborhoods, that we protect the culture of our neighborhoods, the heritage of our neighborhoods, and that we are very aware of possible encroachment," said Mayor Dailey. "We need to make sure as we move forward, that it's in the right direction for our housing ideas."

The Community Redevelopment Agency board also plans to meet with local universities to discuss where future housing developments are built.