Reinvesting in People and Places

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has transitioned into a City of Gainesville department, called the Community Reinvestment Area. Our name has changed but our mission stays the same: To increase the vibrancy of our city’s urban core.

The final step in this transition is the combination of the four redevelopment plans into a single “Reinvestment Plan” through a public process. This process is underway the the first draft of the plan will be presented to the GCRA Advisory Board in December, 2019.

In October and November of 2019, the GCRA hosted a series of community engagement events, internal stakeholder meetings, and open houses. GCRA staff also met with neighborhood association and crime watch groups in the reinvestment area.

The presentations from November’s community workshops can be viewed by following the links below:

Former Eastside Workshop Presentation

Former Fifth Ave Pleasant Street Workshop Presentation

Former Downtown Workshop Presentation

Former College Park University Heights Workshop Presentation

Activities for Kids

We want to hear from you.

If you have any additional feedback on our initiatives, programs, or ideas for what we could do better, please contact us!

The four redevelopment plans can be viewed here:



Fifth Ave Pleasant Street

College Park University Heights

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