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Frenchtown Community Action Team to host open house meeting

Posted at 7:19 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 07:19:37-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Last year, The City of Tallahassee asked the Frenchtown community what was important to them that would make lasting changes in the historic district.

Now the people have spoken and city leaders are taking action.

In a series of community meetings last summer, homeowners asked for the basics like filling empty stores with businesses or grocery stores and safer streets with sidewalks and bike lanes.

The Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency also has plans to invest in the community with major redevelopment project proposals.

" We're looking at economical development. We're looking at crime prevention. We're looking at the place making, and all other kind of ideas that the group has already been discussing. We want to have the community come in, give their input, and actually see what's been going on," said Mutaque Akbar, Attorney.

Thursday the Frenchtown Community Action Team and the City of Tallahassee will be hosting a open house community meeting to see what the neighborhood's top priorities are.

That meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Neighborhood Center.