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Photo showing the demolition of the former Tallahassee Shelter located near the intersection of West Tennessee and Macomb Street. Photo showing the demolition of the former Tallahassee Shelter located near the intersection of West Tennessee and Macomb Street. UrbanTallahassee.com

Tallahassee clears former Shelter site for New Start

Written by  Friday, 31 March 2017 14:26
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TALLAHASSEE -- Work to demolish multiple buildings located on the former Shelter and Renaissance Community Center properties site is now complete. The clearing job was conducted by Great Southern Demolition Inc. of Tallahassee and began Monday, March 13 at 480 W. Tennessee Street is scheduled to be demolished. An overall 3-acre site was cleared as a part of this project. 

Since May 2015, the CRA has been preparing the former Shelter and Renaissance Community Center properties for demolition. After the buildings were razed, Great Southern Demolition also regraded the properties to a natural slope and have placed seed in bare areas to help ready the properties for redevelopment. 

The CRA acquired the former Shelter and Renaissance Community Center properties in May 2014 as part of the planned relocation of shelter services to the Kearney Center, a comprehensive homeless services center on West Pensacola Street. Prior to the opening of the Kearney Center in April 2015, the former Shelter served as the primary overnight shelter for the homeless in Tallahassee for more than 20 years.

Beginning in March 2012, daytime and case management services for homeless persons and others in need were provided at the Renaissance Community Center. 

Following demolition and the completion of a market analysis, the CRA will seek to redevelop the properties. 

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