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Join the City of Gainesville for the Housing Discussion Series, hosted by the Housing & Community Development Division (HCD). The series intends to bring awareness to the nationwide housing crisis and engage our community in efforts to tackle housing challenges specific to the City of Gainesville. Through this series, residents and stakeholders will learn about high impact strategies that support housing that is affordable, and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the city's housing needs.

The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next ten years. The meetings will be held the week of November 4 in each of the four previous community redevelopment areas – Eastside, Fifth Ave Pleasant Street, Downtown and College Park University Heights.

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The City of Gainesville is hosting a series of public workshops to help inform the work of the newly created Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) over the course of the next 10 years. The series kick-off meeting is Monday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, located at 837 SE Seventh Ave.

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The City of Gainesville’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding a public hearing Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed recommendations to the City Commission regarding strategies and incentives to reduce the impacts of city regulations and policies on the cost of housing. The hearing is in room 201 of Thomas Center “B,” which is located at 306 NE Sixth Ave.  Information about the proposed Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) will be presented, and the committee seeks to get feedback from residents concerning the proposed IRR.

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The City of Gainesville Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park, located at 600 SW Depot Ave., be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The board will host a formal public hearing and discussion at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Building A, Room 105, 302 NE Sixth Ave. The advisory board may then take action regarding the request during a subsequent meeting. Policy requires that the city issue public notice of any renaming request. Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting and participate in the naming process.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave.

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Applications are now being accepted for the newly forming Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) Citizen Advisory Board. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters of community redevelopment with the GCRA. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at GTEC, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

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The public is invited to review and comment on the completed City of Gainesville State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) Annual Report Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., until Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at the office of the Housing and Community Development Division (Thomas Center ‘B’, 306 NE 6th Avenue, Room 245). The report covers years 2016-2019.

The City of Gainesville invites the public to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss improvements for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center on Monday, July 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE Eighth Ave.). Design options will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to view a map of event parking. This project is funded with the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The WSPP sales tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities, and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.
RSVPs are appreciated to allow us to arrange for seating and refreshments. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Sarit Sela at 352-393-8649 or
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The Gainesville community is invited to attend the Barbara Higgins Park Dedication Ceremony, held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. The park is located at 1352 SE Second St. The dedication is made possible through the support of the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement, the Wild Spaces & Public Places Program, the Springhill Church and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

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