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Construction of Merieux Facility at Cornerstone Has Begun!

Construction is underway on the new 22,700 square-foot Merieux Nutrisciences facility at Cornerstone, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Road.

Construction of Merieux Facility at Cornerstone Has Begun!

The 13.6 acre Cornerstone site is owned by the City of Gainesville and is being redeveloped by the CRA as part of its Gainesville East Initiative. Cornerstone is a commercial focused mixed-use complex with space for up to ten new buildings, aiming to retain GTEC graduates and attract new businesses to the area. In 2017 Concept Companies purchased the parcel where Merieux will locate their new facility. Merieux will relocate from their current location near Archer Road to East Gainesville, and expect to create as many as 30 jobs in the next two years.

“It’s a great day for Gainesville! We’re delighted to see Merieux Nutrisciences growing and building a new facility at Cornerstone. With the assistance of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the support and vision of the City of Gainesville’s leadership and commission, a very capable development partner in Concept Companies and the hard work of CRA staff the expansion of the GTEC area on Hawthorne Road is happening.” –Sarah Vidal-Finn, CRA Director

The site is currently home to the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), a 30,000 sq. ft. business incubator owned by the City and managed by Santa Fe College.

Heartwood Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held October 11

The groundbreaking ceremony at Heartwood will take place on October 11, 2017 from 9 to 10:30am.

Heartwood Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held October 11

Heartwood, located at 1717 SE 8th Avenue, is a new, 15 acre neighborhood located in the heart of East Gainesville. The property is owned by the City and is being redeveloped by the Gainesville CRA.

The CRA worked closely with the community on the naming, branding, and concept of the neighborhood. The master plan includes 34 detached homes, nature trails, a stormwater pond and other amenities. Heartwood has four house models to choose from, each thoughtfully designed with a modern meets traditional feel that makes the homes both desirable and competitive in the current housing market. Heartwood will be the first new housing development in the area in years. This groundbreaking celebrates the beginning of construction on all the site work necessary to turn the vacant property into a single family neighborhood. O’Steen Brothers will start construction later this month and the lots are expected to go on sale in January of 2018.

Power District RFQ!

After years of community engagement and advanced technical studies, the City of Gainesville is seeking partners to redevelop 17-acres of vacant, former industrial land in Southeast Gainesville!

Power District RFQ!

After years of community engagement and advanced technical studies, the City of Gainesville is seeking partners to redevelop 17-acres of vacant, former industrial land in Southeast Gainesville! 

CRA recognized for Southern Charm Kitchen partnership & Porters Community Improvements

Project honored with a state “Out-of-the-Box” award from the Florida Redevelopment Association, a statewide community revitalization nonprofit organization.

CRA recognized for Southern Charm Kitchen partnership & Porters Community Improvements

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– What do a contemporary Southern cuisine restaurant and a sidewalk project have in common? Both are local urban revitalization efforts that were recognized at the state and regional level this fall.