Make an Impact in Market Street

Please take a moment and share your thoughts about an ideal shopping and dining destination along Market Street through a short survey. You can take the survey here.

KCCI organized visioning workshops led by the nationally renowned Center for Active Design to gather input from Market Street local business owners, employees, and key stakeholders. We want to gather more community input about what a future vibrant Market Street area may look like.

Thanks to a grant by the Knight Foundation, KCCI is preparing a visioning report to address both aesthetic and functional improvements that can be initiated to make the Market Street area a place where local businesses thrive, residents connect, and memorable consumer experiences are made. These improvements result in job growth and improved economic vitality for Leon County.

Market Street offers a unique hub of local businesses offering outdoor dining, retail and entertainment in a walkable shopping district. Nestled near I-10 and Thomasville Road, the tree-lined street and open community spaces provide a perfect gateway to local Tallahassee businesses that are in close proximity to a variety of neighborhoods and apartments.

In 2011 an overall Market District plan was created with the involvement of public and private partners. Much has changed since 2011, and more recently, Market Street business owners wanted to re-assess needed enhancements and develop an updated list of current priorities. They sought KCCI’s help in coordinating visioning and priorities, since KCCI has a history of projects that have enhanced sense of place through citizen-driven efforts. The visioning workshops KCCI implemented were made possible from the generous support from the John S. and James L Knight Foundation.