The mission of Illuminate Tallahassee is to use light and energy in creative and efficient ways leading to economic development and the expansion of arts and culture. This will ultimately inspire the creativity to showcase Tallahassee landmarks.
Illuminate Tallahassee seeks to illuminate buildings downtown to enhance the visual appeal of the urban core at night and will help promote the idea of an 18-hour downtown. In order to have a sustainable and affordable light source to illuminate downtown buildings, this community catalyst team will work with Florida State University to host a tri-state competition among colleges, universities and hobbyists to identify the most efficient power source for the illumination project. The competition is planned for Spring 2011.
Exhibitors will create a display of their choosing using the least amount of power possible for the greatest output. A panel will evaluate the power source and the amount of light generated to determine a winner.
The community catalysts are currently outlining the criteria so that the winner’s power source would then be used to illuminate a downtown building.
For more information, contact Mike Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identify Tallahassee, formerly a part of the Illuminate Tallahassee initiative, aims to help reshape Tallahassee’s image as it focuses on the unique and historical places that make Tallahassee special. These community catalysts will engage the community in its efforts to preserve and enhance Tallahassee’s visual appeal through various art projects with a focus on Tallahassee’s urban core.
As part of an initiative to grow Tallahassee’s economy through an enhanced sense of place, the Identify Tallahassee project began in early 2010 with the goal of defining targeted districts in the urban core of the city as up and coming neighborhoods primed for development.
By recognizing these districts for their unique qualities and economic amenities, Identify Tallahassee aims to assist these developing districts in creating a sense of place while instilling civic pride in current and future residents. By collaborating with district stakeholders, Identify Tallahassee seeks to create district outlines that can be followed over time to keep district identities thriving.
Identify Tallahassee can assist district stakeholders in community organizing, idea implementation, fundraising, government relations, and resource sharing. Identify Tallahassee seeks to align community vision with realistic timelines and goals. Through collaboration with district businesses, residents, and stakeholders, Identify Tallahassee aims to nurture district identities within Florida’s Capital City.
For more information, contact Jay Revell at email@example.com.
Catalysts: Mike Campbell, Cory Couch, Hetal Desai, Jake Kiker, Bill Mattox, Jenny Robertson, Jay Revell
Project Update – December 2010
Identify Tallahassee established a community-wide conversation in support of placemaking by bringing residents, business owners and local government together. As a result of a Midtown Corridor Study conducted with landscape architecture students at Florida A&M University’s School of Architecture, the Midtown Action Plan for Placemaking was created. The goal is to build a sense of place for the Midtown area by developing a plan for public and private investment, to be completed and presented in February 2011. For more information on the Midtown Placemaking Project, visit http://www.talgov.com/planning/compln/placemaking_midtown.cfm.
Project Update – May 2011
In April 2011, the City Commission approved $500,000 worth of infrastructure improvements in accordance with the Midtown Action Plan. The Midtown Action plan was a collaboration of efforts in a partnership existing between residents, local businesses, the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department and KCCI’s Identify Tallahassee team.