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Community improvements coming to Bond neighborhood

Posted at 4:44 AM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 04:44:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — On Monday night, city leaders heard that greater Bond neighbors want to see safer streets and new growth.

That's why improvements are coming to the community. It's all part of the Capital City's Community Redevelopment Agency and their goal to revitalize neighborhoods in need.

"We do need more help with removing litter from our community streets but Bond is a great place to live. There is joy, peace and harmony in our community," said
Gloria Mccrea .

As a Bond neighbor for almost 40 years, Gloria Mccrea loves calling it home but she wants the streets to be cleaned up.

"I'm concerned about the youth being out of school. But I'm also concerned about street improvement, more lighting, better constructed houses," said Mccrea.

Mccrea and others were at Monday's CRA community workshop to share their concerns with city leaders.

"Right now we have a lot of loitering, we still have drug use. We have people hanging out, those transient people who don't live in the neighborhood but are bringing crime," said Taleshia Edwards.

Neighborhood beautification, community crime watch, and a focus on economic development are what neighbors hope to see.

And a revitalization plan aims to do just that.

The multi-year project, with a six million dollar price tag, is being funded by the CRA with the community's vision in mind.

"When we come together we're able to find out what's really needed. We can bring value back to this neighborhood. We can attract others who will want to come and live over here," said Mccrea.

Crews from the city of Tallahassee have already started on this revitalization project by repairing sidewalks and street lights as well as making improvements to the neighborhood park.

There will be another community workshop Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Neighborhood Center.