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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Florida A&M University (FAMU) has embarked to build a transformative and placemaking development project. The Development is the creation of a sports anchored development which includes new student housing, a compact mixed-use neighborhood with a diverse mix of employment, education, retail, fresh and healthy food outlets. The Development includes a 35,000 seat multi-purpose sports stadium, boutique hotel, mixed-use and retail, student housing, athletic and sports entertainment facility, conference and events center, parking, student service center facility and indoor/outdoor program amenities.
The development creates an innovative solution that serves as a catalyst for renewal along the Monroe-Adams Corridor and the “main street” of FAMU’s campus on the corner of Adams Street and Orange Avenue. The design is deeply rooted in ensuring it is a placemaking development in that it is designed to intentionally use arts and culture to shape the physical, social, and economic future of communities to promote civic engagement, and contributes to quality of life for all people who live, work, worship, learn, and play within its borders.
The Development is Florida A&M University’s opportunity to transform the campus and the Southside Community into Placemaking Urban Development. It will be an inspiring and engaging place that will generate greater outcomes for the community’s social, economic and physical well-being. The City of Tallahassee supports the Development because to will transform not only FAMU but, for the Southside and Sun City. It will make FAMU a pioneer for campus revitalization at HBCU’s across the nation.
The Development will enhance the University’s academic excellence, student retention, increased admissions, and a driving force in the community. The impact of the project could improve the City of Tallahassee by bringing in more jobs and serving as a destination location with the creation of the mixed-use & retail centers as well as the stadium. The components are configured on the site in a way that compliments each other. Positioning the athletic facilities by the stadium for convenient accessibility for athletes and coaches as well as establishing mixed-use buildings adjacent to the stadium for fans to utilize before and after games and events makes the Development an attractive area for students, businesses, and members of the community.
The Development is more than a regular development project. It is revolutionary. The Development advances the University’s mission, reflects its core values, engages its stakeholders in the process and expands the University’s ability to deliver on its brand promise. Revitalization projects like this engage or re-engage senior leadership, board of trustees, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, students, parents, coaches, university partners and other stakeholders.
CTG, A Development Company, (CTG) was awarded a transformative and placemaking development project on the campus of the historic Florida A&M University (FAMU).