Eastside

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 including two major transformative projects, Heartwood and Cornerstone. Heartwood is a neighborhood that will consist of 34 new single-family homes, and is located at the site of the former Kennedy Homes apartment complex. Cornerstone is the redevelopment of the 13 acres adjacent to Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC) on SE Hawthorne Road into a mixed-use commercial campus. 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
  • Stephanie Seawright, chair
  • 07/16/2018
  • 07/16/2020
  • Diyonne McGraw, vice-chair
  • 07/17/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • Armando "Mondo" Grundy-Gomes
  • 04/16/2018
  • 06/21/2021
  • Jasmine T. Jones
  • 07/17/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • Roma Rollins
  • 06/19/2018
  • 06/18/2020
  • Scherwin Henry
  • 06/19/2017
  • 06/15/2020
  • Vivian Filer
  • 05/16/2016
  • 06/20/2019

Scheduled Meeting Time for Area Meetings

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

Eastside Advisory Board Liaison: Tricia Lopez
lopeztm@gainesvillecra.com
393-8215

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

  • Revenues

    $572,646

  • Community Initiatives

    $460,768

  • Prior Investments

    $21,875

  • Salary and Benefits

    $117,777

  • Operating Expenses

    $22,448

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