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Mayor Poe Pushes For More Inclusionary, Less Exclusionary Zoning


In his final stretch in office, one of the main goals of outgoing Gainesville city mayor Lauren Poe is a fairly simple one: to increase the inclusionary zoning and decrease the exclusionary zoning in the city of Gainesville

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Survey ranks Gainesville as a top 40 place to live in US


Although superlatives are often rather subjective, say, such as "the best place to live," the sum of the data collected by a survey suggests that Gainesville, FL is at least in the discussion.

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New student apartment complex coming to Gainesville


A new student apartment complex is coming to Gainesville.

Landmark Properties, the Atlanta-based company that also built The Standard in 2016, is all set to build Haven 13 on Southwest 13th Street. The construction of the new student apartment complex is going to force the demolition of four Gainesville businesses, including The Sands Motel at 2307 SW 13th St., Habitat For Humanity's thrift store, Carrsmith Auto Repair and CarrSmith German Car and Volvo Specialist.

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Gainesville Housing Authority and partners team up to add more affordable housing


The Gainesville Housing Authority has joined forces with the Gainesville Housing Development Management Corporation to construct an affordable housing project geared toward low income, elderly and disabled residents of Alachua County. The units come equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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New terminal opens at Gainesville airport


The Gainesville Regional Airport has long been said by locals to be in need of some renovations. At long last, those renovations have been completed- and the end result is a shiny new product that has Alachua County citizens raving.

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GHA breaks ground on new affordable housing project


The Gainesville Housing Authority has broken ground on a new affordable housing project in the southwest part of Gainesville.

The Gainesville Housing Development Management Corporation teamed up with the Gainesville Housing Authority for the development of the project.

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Fanciest, priciest house in Gainesville up for sale


The single most expensive house in the Gainesville area is now on the market.

Big Oak Ranch, a 60-acre property complete with a breathtaking aquatic scene, a built-in movie theater, and a two-story wine cellar, is up for grabs at $3.875 million. The property is located near Rocky Creek.

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Modern Canna set to enter Gainesville market


Modern Canna Labs, the cannabis quality control giant, is coming to Gainesville.

The company recently announced its plans to expand into the Alachua County seat with an 11,300 square foot laboratory this summer. The new lab is expected to help Modern Canna provide better service to Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers throughout the Sunshine State.

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Chicken Salad Chick enters Gainesville market


It was just last month that Chicken Salad Chick opened a new store in Ocala. Now, the southern style fast casual chicken salad restaurant has opened another new store in north central Florida- this time in Gainesville.

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Gainesville issues $25K grants for potential homebuyers in black communities


The city of Gainesville has put the finishing touches on a plan to provide people who buy homes in historic African American communities with a $25,000 grant. The city hopes that the program can begin to be rolled out next month.

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No, there will NOT be a 2008-style housing market crash, and here's why


These strange times have prompted some folks to speculate that we'll see another 2008-style housing crash.  After all, prices are going up, and what goes up must come down, right?

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Ex Butler leasing manager joins forces with Celebration Pointe


Over the past three years, REI, Sephora and The Cheesecake Factory each joined the west Gainesville retail scene. Now, the leasing manager who helped bring those chains to the Alachua County seat has signed up for an even bigger project.

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Gainesville breakfast hotspot moving down the street


A popular breakfast joint in Gainesville will be relocating a few hundred feet.

43rd Street Deli Millhopper, considered by many to be a staple of the Gainesville breakfast scene, will be packing up and moving to a new location down the street.

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Taco Del Mar closes down in Gainesville


The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another local Gainesville restaurant.

Taco Del Mar, a Mexican fast food restaurant chain founded in Colorado, has closed its doors in Gainesville for the final time. Zoe Haraden, one of the restaurant's co-owners, pointed to the novel coronavirus as the reason for the closure. The restaurant was located at 8181 NW 38th Lane.

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Popular pizza joint on UF campus closes for good


A staple of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, has said its final farewell.

Leonardo's By The Slice has served its final slice of pizza after nearly half a century and closed up shop for the last time on Wednesday night.

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City of Gainesville approves land sale for affordable housing


Gainesville city commissioners have given the green light to develop an affordable housing project in the eastern part of the city.

Per the agenda documents obtained by WCJB, the block of land at 612 Southeast 21st Street is currently unused. The documents also state that the developer, Housing Trust Group LLC, has requested to purchase the land for $840,000. The land is privately appraised at less than a quarter of that.

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Make-it or break-it issues with houses to keep in mind when buying (or selling!)


Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack.
Even when you’re buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks,
whether it’s style or real maintenance issues. If you’re looking for your next
home, understanding the difference between minor issues and true deal-breakers
can help you evaluate your options and make the best possible choice.

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Sinkhole in northwestern Gainesville forces locals to evacuate


A sinkhole that formed in the northwestern part of Gainesville has expanded to the point where local officials have officially declared it a problem.

The sinkhole, which is located in the backyard of 4006 NW 13th Pl, has already ingested a swimming pool and a tree, and forced several local residents to evacuate. Initial measurements estimated that the sinkhole was at least 25 feet deep and 100 feet wide, but it is said have grown substantially since then.

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Safe to accept previous buyer's inspection report?


Sometimes a home falls out of contract. Most buyers assume that it is related to a
bad home inspection, but there are many reasons for a home to come back on
the market that are unrelated to the condition of the home. During the
contingency period, most buyers can cancel for almost any reason – or even no

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Gainesville set to welcome food truck park in early 2021


The city of Gainesville is preparing to open its first ever permanent food truck park soon after the calendar flips to 2021.

The Midpoint Park and Eatery, located at at 931 SW Second Avenue in the city's Innovation District, is currently scheduled to open for business this coming March.

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