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Downtown Development

Downtown Gainesville is a thriving live, work, and play area for families and tourists alike.  Improving access to the downtown area from surrounding neighborhoods has allowed new business to take advantage of infill and redevelopment opportunities including a new hotel and conference center.  

Want to live in Downtown Gainesville?  A new, mixed-use development, Parkside On The Square, features 15,000 square feet of street level retail and restaurant space, and approximately 33 condominium residences will begin construction in May 2018. 

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Our Vision

Downtown Gainesville is a thriving live, work, and play area for families and tourists alike.  Improving access to the downtown area from surrounding neighborhoods has allowed new business to take advantage of infill and re-development opportunities including a new hotel and conference center.

UPDATES:

  • A pedestrian bridge connecting Midtown and Downtown Gainesville was completed in 2011.
  • Streetscaping along the outer streets (Main, Jesse Jewell Parkway, E.E. Butler Parkway) of downtown Gainesville make travel more welcoming for pedestrians.  
  • Investment of over $53 million in retail, restaurants, housing, and office space in Downtown Gainesville will begin construction in 2018.
  • Midtown Gainesville development includes greenspace, townhouses, event space, restaurants
  • This committee works alongside the City of Gainesville to support the downtown strategic development plan

Downtown Development


Leadership

Will Hicks, Chair
Tyler Smith
Doug Carter
Regina Dyer
Larry Long
Steve McKibbon
Rusty Ligon
Matt Thomas
Chandelle Summer

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