Before and After: Tallahassee's Gaines Street

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It can be argued that the revitalization of Gaines Street has been one of the most rapid corridor transformations in recent Florida history.





Here's a before and after look of a corridor transitioning for an obsolete industrial district into a mixed use neighborhood situated between Florida State University of Florida A&M University.

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Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Davis is a certified senior planner and graduate of Florida A&M University. He is the author of the award winning books “Reclaiming Jacksonville,” “Cohen Brothers: The Big Store” and “Images of Modern America: Jacksonville.” Davis has served with various organizations committed to improving urban communities, including the American Planning Association and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. A 2013 Next City Vanguard, Davis is the co-founder of Metro Jacksonville.com and ModernCities.com — two websites dedicated to promoting fiscally sustainable communities — and Transform Jax, a tactical urbanist group. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com