About GCRA & Team

Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area:

Our goal is to build awesome things that make a difference in Gainesville, FL.

We help underserved regions attract private investment through community partnerships, competitive economic development incentives and improved public infrastructure. Projects have ranged from building Depot Park, renovating Bo Diddley Plaza, and replacing the former 13th St pedestrian overpass with the signature Helyx Bridge, to incentivizing Mindtree Ltd.’s pledge to create 400 high-wage local jobs.

We target our redevelopment efforts in Gainesville’s urban core. After achieving our strategic goals in a district, we step out of the way and let the private sector do the rest. The GCRA is devoted to helping Gainesville achieve its full potential as a vibrant, diverse community.

The GCRA is a City of Gainesville Department reporting to the City Manager, governed by the City of Gainesville Commission, and guided by a citizen advisory board.

Meet the Team