Demolition of Main Shelter Building Scheduled for Monday Night
March 10, 2017
For the past two weeks, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has been clearing the way for progress on the 400 block of West Tennessee Street near the intersection of North Macomb Street. Work includes the demolition of multiple buildings located on the former Shelter and Renaissance Community Center properties, which is being conducted by Great Southern Demolition Inc. of Tallahassee.
On Monday, March 13, starting at 9 p.m., the main building on the former Shelter property at 480 W. Tennessee Street is scheduled to be demolished. This marks the final building that will be cleared from the three-acre parcel.
The work is being completed at night to minimize the impacts to traffic. During the demolition activity, motorists can expect a lane closure for westbound traffic on West Tennessee Street near the intersection of North Macomb Street. The closure is anticipated to occur from 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13, until 6 a.m. onrfTuesday, March 14.
Since May 2015, the CRA has been preparing the former Shelter and Renaissance Community Center properties for demolition. Once the buildings are razed, Great Southern Demolition will also regrade the properties to a natural slope and place 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.
For more information about the Community Redevelopment Agency, visit Talgov.com/CRA or call 891-8537.
Alison Faris, City of Tallahassee Department of Communications, 891-8533; or,
Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, 606-5300
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