After 10 years of creating places and initiatives that attract young professionals to Tallahassee, the Knight Creative Communities Institute is aiming to connect town and gown — the community and its universities.
Congratulations to two KCCI Waterworks team Community Catalysts, Althemese Barnes and Alissa Slade Lotane, for being appointed to the Community Historical User Group. The group will help cast vision for how to honor local history.
Before there was the artsy and edgy “Gaines Street,” there was simply Gaines Street — a gritty, workaday industrial corridor near Tallahassee’s downtown. Before there was “Midtown,” there was simply a midtown area in the triangle.
As my year as a Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) community catalyst draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about what the experience has meant to me and the promise it holds for the 2017 class.
How can you help Tallahassee preserve and develop this beautiful, historic property? That’s simple: Let your city and county commissioners and state representatives know how much you support this project.
By late 2017, Tallahassee will build on the oversized letter trend by welcoming a life-size monument of the #IHeartTally hashtag to the area of South Monroe Street — otherwise known as SoMo — located between the Capitol, FSU and FAMU.
“I’m challenging county commissioner Nick Maddox, my first cousin, even though he played tailback for the FSU Seminoles. I'm known as the athletic cousin. So I predict I'm going to beat him in the amazing race,” City Commissioner Scott Maddox said.