Power District Catalyst Warehouse

Location: Depot Avenue
Start Date: December 2011
Key Partners: GRU, City of Gainesville, Prioria Robotics
Estimated Completion Date: February 2013


The Catalyst Project is the first major redevelopment project in the Power District. Located on Depot Avenue just east of the Kelly Power Plant, this warehouse is the first former GRU building to be renovated and converted to productive private sector use. The project has transformed a vacant warehouse located in a prime downtown location into high quality office space to house rapidly growing local technology company, Prioria Robotics, Inc. The Catalyst Project is anticipated to draw new life, economic opportunities, traffic, and diversity of use to the Power District and Gainesville’s downtown, and to catalyze additional redevelopment initiatives in the area. The timing of this project coordinates with other transformational redevelopment efforts underway in the area, including the renovation of the Depot Building, Depot Park and the recently completed improvements to Depot Avenue.

See construction progress photos here.

See construction completion presentation here.