Established in 2001 and expanded in 2006 and 2010, Eastside is Gainesville’s newest and largest redevelopment area. With established tree-canopied neighborhoods, proximity to downtown and the University of Florida, minimal traffic congestion, and varying land options for housing and retail, beautiful wetlands and other natural resources, eastern Gainesville offers significant opportunity for reinvestment. With the help of the CRA, this area is experiencing exciting new opportunities such redevelopment planning for the former Kennedy Homes site, and other coordinated economic development efforts. The CRA’s redevelopment of a café along the major Hawthorne Road corridor will provide a refreshing new option for tenants and visitors at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC). East Gainesville’s past is also being preserved, while new cultural amenities are attracted to the area. With so much opportunity and potential, the Eastside will continue to become a place in which to reinvest and to call home.

Detailed Map ERAB Community Redevelopment Plan

Key Projects Underway

Completed Projects

Citizen Advisory Board Members

  • Board Member
  • Date of Appointment
  • Term Expiration
  • Vivian Filer
  • 05/16/2016
  • 06/20/2019
  • Scherwin Henry, chair
  • 06/19/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • vacant
  • 06/21/2021
  • Armando "Mondo" Grundy-Gomes
  • 04/16/2018
  • 06/21/2021
  • Roma Rollins
  • 06/19/2018
  • 06/18/2020
  • Diyonne McGraw
  • 07/17/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • Jasmine T. Jones
  • 07/17/2017
  • 06/15/2020

Scheduled Meeting Time for Area Meetings

The East Gainesville Redevelopment Advisory Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC), 2153 Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, Florida 32641.

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

  • Revenues


  • Community Initiatives


  • Prior Investments


  • Salary and Benefits


  • Operating Expenses