At the July 1, 2021 meeting, the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board approved the Frenchtown Neighborhood First Plan. The approval authorized $6.4 million in funding for the implementation of the plan which is included in the CRA’s 5-year infrastructure budget.
The Frenchtown Neighborhood First Plan was developed by the Frenchtown Community Action Team (CAT). The plan addresses six key neighborhood priority areas: Housing, Economic Development and Community Reinvestment, Neighborhood Safety and Crime Prevention, Health and Resident Empowerment, Placemaking and Neighborhood Image, and Land Use and Transportation.
The Frenchtown CAT has developed and adopted an initial investment plan for the funding and implementation of the project. The initial investment totals approximately $5,571,838.
In developing the investment plan, the members of the CAT were guided by the neighborhood’s priorities as reflected in the feedback survey on the draft plan and three major themes that have been advanced to move Frenchtown Forward: Preserve Character, Transform Community and Empower Residents. The table below summarizes the investment plan by priority areas and funding sources.
It is anticipated that the Frenchtown CAT will present a follow-up investment plan for the remaining balance ($2,015,000) of the $6.4M to the CRA Board at a future date.