Downtown

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Downtown

Detailed Map
Strategic Charter Plans

Downtown Gainesville combines the best of the city’s southern charm and modern sophistication. The district offers abundant traditional downtown features such as historic architecture, cobblestone streets, public plazas, old-fashioned storefronts, and a pedestrian-friendly street grid. However it also provides an eclectic array of cafes, restaurants, art and theater venues, clothing stores, cycling shops, salons, and exciting nightlife destinations. Conveniently located in-town neighborhoods, such as the Porters community, provide an important residential base for the redevelopment area. Additionally, large-scale redevelopment opportunities at the soon-to-be-vacated GRU site promise to enhance downtown and further establish its status as a local and regional destination center through residential development, business attraction, and retention.

Key Projects Underway

Completed Projects

Bo Diddley Plaza

Citizen Advisory Board Members

Board Member
Date of Appointment
Term Expiration
Gracie Castine
5/16/2016
6/20/2019
Janie Williams
3/21/2016
6/18/2017
Jude Dawson
6/17/2015
6/18/2018
Kali Blount
6/17/2015
6/18/2018
Jacob Ihde
7/21/2014
6/19/2017
Lane Abraben
5/16/2016
6/20/2019
Faye Williams
6/15/2015
6/18/2018

Scheduled Meeting Time for Area Meetings

The Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board meets the 2nd Wednesday, every other month at 8:30 a.m. at the Historic Depot Station, 201 Depot Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601.

FY2014 DRAB Amendatory Budget (10/1/13 - 9/30/14)

Approved by the CRA 2/17/2014

Revenues $1,889,602
Community Initiatives $818,950
Prior Investments $594,360
Salary and Benefits
$392,704
Operating Expenses
$83,588

Community Redevelopment Areas & Projects- Downtown