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Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:00:00 AM »
Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee



A brief tour around the downtown of Florida's capital city: Tallahassee.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 07:42:49 AM »
Imagine if UNF was closer to the urban core.  :'(

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 08:03:49 AM »
Brings back so many memories! Glad to see some good infill developments taking place around Downtown and FSU.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 09:12:03 AM »
I've never been to Tally, but have heard good things about it's DT, particularly in regards to how it handles parking.   It looks very clean and well-kempt in the pictures too. 
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 09:41:54 AM »
Finally, My Article is Posted......

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 09:50:24 AM »
The multilevel garage under Kleman Plaza is the city's main centralized parking structure.  if I remember correctly, the first 30 minutes or so are free.  Although small in comparison to a major city, Tallahassee's downtown is pretty easy to get in and out.  The negative is one would expect a higher concentration of bars and restaurants with two universities nearby.
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 10:24:17 AM »
there is a lot of really good things happening in Tallahassee....and more urban infill will be promoted under the new Multimodal Transportation District regulations, which are expected to go into effect in early 2009.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 10:34:33 AM »
The writer of the article simply didnt know about the bars in downtown.

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 10:35:33 AM »
There are lots.... There is Harry's The New Mint Lounge and 101 Restaurant. Paradigm...

Etc.. tons of restaurants with more coming.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 10:43:52 AM »
Great information presented here. I enjoy reading these Elements of Urbanism produced by MetroJacksonville.

I noticed there were a few blanks in the report that I could perhaps help to fill.

Tallahassee's Convention Center: (Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center), was completed in 1980.

Urban infill obstacles: Downtown Tallahassee is split by two major roadways, W. Tennessee St. to the north, and W. Gaines Street (historically a thriving industrial district, now the focus of a major revitalization effort) to the South. Also, the abundance of many mature (100+ year old) oak trees scattered throughout the central core of Tallahassee limit development opportunities.

Nightlife: What is often referred to as the Tennessee Strip in Tallahassee is home to several bars, and night clubs heavily supported by the college student population in Tallahassee. Gaines Street has an emerging arts district composed of bars, pool halls, art galleries, and a collection of small, locally owned eateries. Just north of Downtown, in Midtown Tallahassee is another emerging hotspot attracting young professionals to socialize at a new winery, coffee shops, and a collection of restaurants serving up and international cuisine. Kleman Plaza in the heart of downtown promises to become a thriving center of activity now boasting a very popular Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, Hometown Coffee House, an Urban Chic Restaurant (One O One Restaurant) and an upscale Mint Lounge. As you can see in one of the images included in this piece, there is also an IMAX theater on the plaza downtown which reliably features nighttime showings of box office favorites. Despite these offerings, nightlife continues to be an area we're looking to improve in Tallahassee.

Contrary to popular belief, there is a 6th floor at the Florida Capitol, it is simply not accessible by elevator.

Once again, great piece on Tallahassee! Perhaps one day UrbanTallahassee will be able to visit and do similar coverage on Jacksonville.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2008, 10:46:46 AM by Taurean »
Capital City of Florida & The Southland at its Best.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 10:48:58 AM »
A while back there was a plan to build a highrise Marriott hotel at the Civic Center.  Is this still planned or has this project died?
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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 10:58:04 AM »
No its dead, the marriot at the civic center has been stuck in constant court and litigation for years, its canned.

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 10:58:44 AM »
Lakelander, Care to fill in the gaps with the Info Taurean provided in your article?

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008, 11:00:36 AM »
As Taurean Stated, Everyone is invited to head over to UrbanTallahassee.com to check out our site, which is dedicated to Tallahassee

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Re: Elements of Urbanism: Tallahassee
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008, 11:20:33 AM »
Its updated.  Btw, I'm very impressed with the infill development taking place in the All Saints neighborhood.  I think it can set the tone for the quality of development that will eventually rise throughout the Gaines Street corridor.
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