Gaines Street Revitalization



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Winner of the 2014 Florida Redevelopment Association’s Roy F. Kenzie Award for Capital Projects

Synopsis:
As the oldest paved road in the City of Tallahassee, Gaines Street was once a bustling industrial corridor adjacent to the railroad. However, despite its significance as a vital transportation corridor that links downtown Tallahassee, Florida State University, the State Capitol and Tallahassee Regional Airport, Gaines Street had been in decline for several years.

Genesis worked with the City of Tallahassee to determine the most appropriate approach to address revitalization of the Gaines Street Corridor. The project area consisted of a 1.5 mile, four-lane roadway with existing businesses and historic warehouse buildings flanking the Street. The objective of the revitalization project was to create a sense of place in the corridor by rebuilding the roadway with new infrastructure, two vehicle use lanes, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly amenities, and landscaping.