Neighbors asked to help create vision for downtown Gainesville


The City of Gainesville invites neighbors to the Downtown Strategic Plan Community Meeting to help shape a vision for downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.    

The community meeting will feature interactive stations where neighbors can identify assets that make downtown special, and opportunities for the area to become a more welcoming location for people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and races. Neighbors also will be able to note which improvements they’d like to see to downtown, plus the challenges the area faces as they voice their concerns to the strategic planning team.

Neighbors also are asked to complete a brief online survey. Collected feedback will be incorporated into the Downtown Strategic Plan. Two additional community engagement events are planned for the near future.

This effort is led by the City of Gainesville Office of Capital Asset Planning & Economic Resilience, and funded by the Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area and the University of Florida.

To help ensure public health and safety, neighbors are asked to practice social distancing at the event.

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