Downtown

Downtown

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Strategic Charter Plans

Downtown Gainesville combines the best of the city’s southern charm and modern sophistication. The district offers abundant traditional downtown features such as historic architecture, cobblestone streets, public plazas, old-fashioned storefronts, and a pedestrian-friendly street grid. However it also provides an eclectic array of cafes, restaurants, art and theater venues, clothing stores, cycling shops, salons, and exciting nightlife destinations. Conveniently located in-town neighborhoods, such as the Porters community, provide an important residential base for the redevelopment area. Additionally, large-scale redevelopment opportunities at the soon-to-be-vacated GRU site promise to enhance downtown and further establish its status as a local and regional destination center through residential development, business attraction, and retention.

Key Projects Underway

Completed Projects

Bo Diddley Plaza

Citizen Advisory Board Members

Board Member
Date of Appointment
Term Expiration
Gracie Castine
5/16/2016
6/20/2019
Janie Williams
6/19/2017
6/15/2020
Dug Jones
7/17/2017
6/15/2020
vacant
vacant
Lane Abraben, chair
5/16/2016
6/20/2019
Adam Bass
6/19/2017
6/15/2020

Scheduled Meeting Time for Area Meetings

The Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board meets the 2nd Thursday, every other month at 8:30 a.m. in the GRU Multipurpose Room, 301 SE 4th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601.

FY2018 Downtown Amendatory Budget (10/1/17 - 9/30/18)

Revenues $2,462,247
Community Initiatives $1,716,862
Prior Investments $186,659
Salary and Benefits
$350,123
Operating Expenses
$89,791

Community Redevelopment Areas & Projects- Downtown