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KCCI looks to make improvements to Market District

The Institute is focusing on making the area safer for pedestrians
Posted at 6:36 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 18:36:59-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)  — Change is coming to a shopping district on Market Street in Tallahassee.

The Knight Creative Communities Institute is heading up the project with a grant from the Knight Foundation.

Their main goal is making this district a safer place to shop.

KCCI is taking on pedestrian safety, infrastructure, and creative ways to draw customers to local businesses.

The first step creating a vision report, using community feedback from businesses and people who visit the area often.

KCCI Executive Director says these improvements will not only make things safer but help the local economy.

"When you see areas of town like this grow and thrive that means local jobs, that means improved economic vitality and its just greater representation of Tallahassee and Leon County," said Couch.

Couch says they wont know how much improvements will cost until they finish drafting what changes they will make.

Some items on the wish list: More lighting, pedestrian crosswalks and slowing traffic in the area.

The goal is to start this project as soon as possible.

They are asking people to take their survey to get more feedback on what else they can do.