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650 West Gaines Street

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TALLAHASSEE, FL

650 West Gaines Street

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650 Gaines Street (TSP080003) (21-36-90-086-9301) located on 1.03 acres at 650 Gaines Street. The proposed project is the demolition of the existing building and the construction of 20 residential dwelling units and 7 retail spaces, consisting of approximately 11,802 square feet. The property is zoned UV (University Urban Village District).

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The Owner is the Architect and Contractor for this project.

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That would be that old rave bar spot, then? The white building with all the graf inside? Something sure needs to go there.

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That would be that old rave bar spot, then? The white building with all the graf inside? Something sure needs to go there.

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I don't know yet, DD. I suppose those details will be released once the project clears permitting. Not even sure they will be for sale, they may be apartments.

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TALLAHASSEE, FL

650 West Gaines Street

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650 Gaines Street (TSP080003) (21-36-90-086-9301) located on 1.03 acres at 650 Gaines Street. The proposed project is the demolition of the existing building and the construction of 20 residential dwelling units and 7 retail spaces, consisting of approximately 11,802 square feet. The property is zoned UV (University Urban Village District).

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The Owner is the Architect and Contractor for this project.

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A little more about the Construction

Materials Used in Design

  • Annodized Aluminum door & window frames

  • Aluminum Roof Brackets

  • Charcoal Awnings

  • Terra Cotta Pavers

  • Green Tinted Glass Windows

  • Stucco (Putty Color)

  • Chicago Brick

  • Galvalume Metal Roof

  • Annodized Aluminum Railings

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This is hot, I like this, but i will be long gone from Tallahassee before I see a completed Gaines Street.

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very nice.

Question.......does this project meet the original goal of making Gaines St. a 'Destination area'? Or does it simply make the area 'better than it is today'?

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very nice.

Question.......does this project meet the original goal of making Gaines St. a 'Destination area'? Or does it simply make the area 'better than it is today'?

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I like the looks of the project, but I have to admit I'd hate to see a bunch of that kind of mall store down that strip. It'd ruin the area for folks like me. Hey, so it's selfish, so sue me.

How far down is this going to go? As far as Gay Street? I can't tell from the drawings.

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Awsome! I like it. Where at exactly on gaines... I cant guess.

It would be nice to add some diversity to gaines. The coffee shop and used cd stores are awsome... but, variety makes a destination sell-able. I think three stories is cute... but i think 5 should be the aim.

Parking in the back is an awsome plan too. That way, whether busy or not, you stop in.

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The landscaping and architectural vernacular should be consistent with north florida. The hotel on the corner fails miserably. The project needs more brick and wood and less stucco.

As an investor, why would I do anything until the City of Tallahassee puts in the infrastructure?

Back to the architecture, N. Florida is different from S Florida and our architecture should reflect that. What works in Palm Beach, does not work in Tallahassee, and what works here does not work there.

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The landscaping and architectural vernacular should be consistent with north florida. The hotel on the corner fails miserably. The project needs more brick and wood and less stucco.

As an investor, why would I do anything until the City of Tallahassee puts in the infrastructure?

Back to the architecture, N. Florida is different from S Florida and our architecture should reflect that. What works in Palm Beach, does not work in Tallahassee, and what works here does not work there.

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Current Images of Site

Taken: 1.11.08

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Thats awsome, thanks Florida!

I would love to see some change there for sure! I hope the man of many hats behind this project gets alot of success out of this place... Wasnt he also a FAMU grad? Either way, nice!

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Is the 11,802 square feet just for the retail? I hope. I wonder what the rest will add up to.

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Is the 11,802 square feet just for the retail? I hope. I wonder what the rest will add up to.

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The landscaping and architectural vernacular should be consistent with north florida. The hotel on the corner fails miserably. The project needs more brick and wood and less stucco.

As an investor, why would I do anything until the City of Tallahassee puts in the infrastructure?

Back to the architecture, N. Florida is different from S Florida and our architecture should reflect that. What works in Palm Beach, does not work in Tallahassee, and what works here does not work there.

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I actually like the brick mixed in with the stucco in the rendering... It would mesh the two styles already around town. I think higher would be better, that is my only complaint. But anything other than derelict old buildings is going to drastically improve most sites on gaines.

I Wouldnt mind another palm or two either.

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very nice.

Question.......does this project meet the original goal of making Gaines St. a 'Destination area'? Or does it simply make the area 'better than it is today'?

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"They've found out that most retail businesses don't want to locate on Gaines until some folks are living on the street first. This project helps COT achieve that goal. "

I understand your point. I think Tally screwed this up big time then IMHO. I think they could of leveraged FSU's need for space to put larger, more expensive, higher density dorms in the first 2 areas built on Gaines Street (the motel and this place). Pushing FSU to develop that side of the street while the city focused on the other side would of been perfect. It was a no brainer to me....but that ship has sailed.

This building is nice...and the hotel are nice, but I think they just aren't going to achieve a 'destination area'.

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it would be a great boost to have fsu put some density of student living down there... It would be better for the university, i think , to spread out the dorms a bit. They might be the most popular of all the dorms.

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Would the added density of Fsu dorms actually be the kind retailers are looking for? I like the proposal looks like it will be a good addition to gaines.

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I know from the whole Place Properties debacle that the city is not looking to have projects along Gaines that are exclusively Student Housing. They really want this area to be as diverse as any other part of the city as far as age is concerned.

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