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Community Engagement & Integration Plan

The South Monroe (SoMo) Walls is an incremental commercial redevelopment project located in Southside Tallahassee, FL.  The project is located within the Frenchtown/Southside Community Redevelopment Agency boundary and will be a catalyst for employment opportunities for local residents, contracting opportunities for minority contractors and vendors, and serve as a driver for responsible, culturally appropriate and environmentally responsible development. 

The purpose of the community engagement plan is to set forth the parameters for responsible engagement and notification throughout the Southside community regarding this new development.  We also hope that this engagement process will serve the interest of ongoing community engagement and resident feedback/connection to the project once it is completed. 

Goal 1: We will connect with over 50 groups, associations and organizations with an interest in Southside Tallahassee and provide a venue of input and engagement. In order to achieve this goal, we will hosted 6 Community-wide Virtual Charettes via Zoom. Following are the dates and the recordings for you to watch:


Saturday, May 23rd


Tuesday, May 26th

Thursday, May 27th

Thursday, June 2th

Thursday, June 4th

Saturday, June 6th


Goal 2: Hosted an Open House on site while following Local and State Covid-19 guidelines. 



Goal 3: Host an Arts integration session with local arts organizations who are slated to be involved in the redevelopment of this space.

Date & Time: TBA

Goal 4: Host a Minority Vendor Bid session facilitated by the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center at Florida A&M University.

Date & Time: TBA

Goal 5: Host ground breaking ceremony (in partnership with CRA & local stakeholder organizations) on site with PURPOSE BUILT COMMUNITIES attendance (Orlando or Atlanta).

Date & Time: TBA

South Monroe Walls Initial List for Community Engagement Process

Neighborhood Rep list

Myers Park NA
Florida A&M Neighborhood
South City Neighborhood
Greater Apalachee Ridge Estates
Indian Head/Lehigh Acres
Woodland Drives NA
Campbell Park NA
Beacon Hill NA

Church Representatives

Friendship Baptist Church (Rev. Eddie Franklin)
Greater Love COGIC (Pastor Eric Johnson)
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church (Rev. George Proctor)
Faith Family Christian Center
Restoration & Praise Church
Bethel AME Church
Loved By Jesus Ministries

Real Estate/Development Interests

Realtors/Real Estate Investors/Developers
- Tallahassee Board of Realtors list
- Tallahassee Builders Association list
- Tallahassee Investors Network list
South Monroe Business Representatives/Advocates
South Monroe Owners and Merchants Association (SOMA)

Community-based Agency/Organizations

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
Capital City Chamber of Commerce
Career Source Capital Region
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Southside Redevelopment Advisory Council
Rotary Club of Tallahassee Southside
Network of Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Advocates
Sustainable Tallahassee
Council on Culture and Arts (COCA)
Cross-Cultural Coalition of Southside Tallahassee
Southside Arts Complex

Public PowerPoint Presentation

Monroe Adams Corridor
Action Plan 
Adopted: 6/22/2011 

CRA Approved Project Priority 

Florida State University & Leon County OEV Economic Impact Study

South Monroe Walls

Community Benefit Agreement

South Monroe Walls

Comprehensive Minority Inclusion Plan

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