What We Do
The Gainesville City Beautification Board was established in 1960 as an advisory coard to the city commission. It consists of volunteer members who donate their time and efforts to organize and implement many projects. The board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Thomas Center, Building A, located at 302 NE Sixth Ave.
The board acts as coordinator, contributor, commentator and catalyst on a foundation. These efforts are based upon a union of enthusiastic residents and professionals who advise the city commission on matters pertaining to beautification, sanitation and the environment.
For meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes, click here.
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To nominate a building or project for a City Beautification Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the City Beautification Board is to improve the livability of Gainesville and its surrounding areas. The board addresses the environmental and aesthetic concerns of the community by promoting and encouraging stewardship, improvement and maintenance of community assets, coordinates planning and supportive beautification programs, excellence in design, opportunities for general public participation in beautification endeavors, and gifts, grants, bequests and other contributions for beautification.
The annual City Beautification Awards recognize excellence in a variety of design categories. The awards highlight projects of outstanding aesthetic and artistic appeal. Projects are evaluated for originality, innovation, and creativity, as well as for their sustainability, maintenance and use of serviceable materials. An award-winning site must exhibit appropriate land utilization, effective planning, compatibility with the area and screening of unsightly views. All projects must meet applicable building and landscaping codes. Each must result in the improvement of the area, property or neighborhood.
Award-winning projects reflect the commitment of many individuals to excellence in design. Owners, managers, architects, landscape architects, engineers, designers and others have contributed to these prize-winning projects. The City Beautification Board salutes those who have made a significant contribution to our community through each outstanding project.
The City Beautification Board is currently working on establishing design standards and guidelines for the future development and improvement of primary thoroughfares in the Gainesville area. The goal is to establish visually unifying landscapes along these corridors throughout the city. This program will be referred to as the Gateway Corridor Design Project with the hopes of funding and development through the Florida Department of Transportation's Highway Beautification Grant.
City Beautification Awards
Florida Arbor Day