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New clinic, neighborhood healthcare center coming to Frenchtown area

Permanent farmer's market also in the works
Posted at 6:26 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 18:26:16-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Community Redevelopment Agency has approved one more step to give Frenchtown a facelift.

The board approved demolition to make way for a new Urgent Care Clinic.

It will be run by Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, filling the first floor. The second floor will be a neighborhood healthcare center.

TMH says they hope to sign a lease no later than August.

A second site on Virginia Street will be used for a permanent farmer's market. Above that, the area could be seeing more apartments.

"If we move toward the affordable housing, then there is an anticipation of additional funding in order to do the mixed-use development that we showed before," said Tony Brown of Tony Brown Consulting Group. "That would include about 120 apartment units and about 13,000 square feet of commercial space."

CRA approved a loan of about $625,000 to make this possible.

The board also discussed limiting student housing developments in Frenchtown in order to prioritize multi-family homes.

That ordinance will be drafted and the Chamber of Commerce will meet with the community this summer before that moves forward.