Trinitas Student Housing Project

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by seminole » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:08 pm

UrbanDesign wrote:Its back on growth management agendas, its gonna go through folks! with an increase to 8 stories.

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309 West Tennessee Street (TSP180023) is located on 2.59 acres at 309 West Tennessee Street. The project is the construction of an eight-story, 99,143 square foot student housing facility with 257 units (730 bedrooms) and 4,320 square feet of commercial space. The applicant is requesting a deviation to the development standards to allow a building height of eight stories. The property is zoned CC (Central Core) and is located within the MMTD (Multi- Modal Transportation District), Downtown Overlay and the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area.
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Cindy Smith - Senior Planner (850) 891-7001 Tax ID#: 21-36-40-273-4340
Agent: Genesis Group (850) 224-4400

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by Taco Guapo 2020 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:28 pm

So this is finally happening? If so that is a massive step in the right direction for tennessee street

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:30 pm

This is a big one!

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by seminole » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:23 pm

Updated plans even include preservation of the tree. :roll:
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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by Taco Guapo 2020 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Well yeah they got to dodge the tree huggers so the whole prodject dosnt get shut down mid construction because of one single tree.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by florida » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:40 pm

I love that the new design incorporates some interesting building elements from all vehicular travel angles. Because of the height of the proposed building, the tree actually serves to enhance the design. I'd like to see a different color scheme but I won't be picky with that one. This is an overall good design, IMO.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:45 pm

I think this will be really good for downtown.

1. It helps connect downtown to FSU.
2. Students will walk and bike to class, and help downtown businesses (Au Peche Mignon)
3. The parcel is empty and this will be a nice looking 8 story building in its place.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by florida » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:14 pm

^Good list... and perhaps I should add it also helps to bridge that divide between the core of downtown and Frenchtown. With this, the Onyx, the Standard (now under construction), Casana's Village... the population of the Frenchtown area will start to grow creating a need for retail. The area has long been trying to attract a small grocer of some sort... these type of projects bring more "roof tops" to the area and move it closer to that direction. I know a lot of people's heads are spinning with the rapid development we are seeing downtown, particularly in housing for students, but I'm loving it.

The reasons are:
1) New housing is serving to create a sense of place where we want it most (downtown/core of city)
2) People drawn to new housing are growing the critical cluster of population needed to support improvements to sidewalks and transit downtown.
3) The presence of more and more people living in, eating, shopping, recreating in the downtown area will make it a safer place.
4) More people in the area lend to the perception of vibrancy that's long been lacking in this city and will attract even more development activity. Increases property values.
5) Over time fewer students should need to drive to campus for class and will instead ride bikes or walk reducing demand on the core city streets allowing the city to fund needed transportation projects elsewhere, and the university's to continue to grow without the need to continue to build more and more parking garages.
6) Housing shifting back into the core of the city, away from residential communities a greater distance from the campus provides an opportunity to re-position those former student-only communities into general Apartment, Condominium developments that others looking to live in Tallahassee should be to more easily afford.

When it comes to what's going on with student housing in this City, Tallahassee is winning big time!! I'm so happy with what I see!

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:15 am

I agree, TJ.

It goes to DRC in April for the 8 story height approval, which im sure will get approved.

Hopefully they start construction shortly after that.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by seminole » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:23 pm

Project approved June 12, 2018. Construction begins in November of this year.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by UrbanDesign » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:05 pm

Great news. I hated seeing this empty lot for so long. It will help bring more people downtown and it’s a nice height.

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Re: Trinitas Student Housing Project

Unread post by downtownster » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 pm

Is this the empty parcel across from the federal bldg?

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