City holds meeting for next FAMU Way phase

The city of Tallahassee will hold a community meeting to help guide the next steps on FAMU Way and the Capital Cascades Trail on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., in the Annex Hall of the Smith-Williams Service Center.

The city wants to involve residents in all aspects of the FAMU Way extension and Capital Cascades Trail project.

Carrie Poole, City of Tallahassee communications department employee, said that feedback on the project has been positive and that the initiative to involve the community was always important.

“With this project, the involvement of the community has been a priority from the very beginning all the way back in 2009 at the community meeting. The meeting tomorrow is just a continuation of that effort,” Poole said.

There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Staff will answer questions and gather feedback from residents from 6-7 p.m.

Tallahassee resident Rachel Thurman plans to attend the meeting to stay in the know about what’s going on, on the side of town she was raised on.

“I love what they’re doing to the South side and that they are actually involving the people who matter,” Thurman said. “I normally don’t like a lot of construction but this is worth it. It has given people another reason to want to walk around and enjoy this side of the city.”

The city has completed the first portion of FAMU Way and Capital Cascades Trail Segment three.

Phase one of the project began in April 2014. The project will create a new east-west road in between the end of FAMU Way at Wahnish Way and Lake Bradford Road.

MarQuasha Keaton, a fourth-year pre-physical therapy student from Tallahassee said that she is pleased with the improvements.

“The improvements they made are so appealing to the eye. We needed something to add some more ‘oomph’ to our illustrious university.”

Future phases of construction to extend the roadway and trail west of Wahnish Way will be discussed at the upcoming meeting. The city will ultimately do some reconstructing on Lake Bradford.

The meeting location is 2295 Pasco Street.

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