Media Release

Eastside Community Redevelopment Area Workshops

Monday, January 31, 2011 10:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to attend and participate in upcoming workshops hosted by the Alachua County Growth Management Department to discuss an Eastside Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) focused on the unincorporated portion of Alachua County, east of the Gainesville City limits to Newnan’s Lake.

A CRA is a defined sub-area of a city or county where revitalization and economic development is promoted by a Community Redevelopment Agency through investments in community improvements to foster job and income growth.

This is the initial stage in the CRA planning process and community input is critical.

The workshops will be held as follows:

·         Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm at the Eastside High School Media Center (1201 SE 43rd Street)

·         Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm at Compassionate Outreach Ministries’ Fellowship Hall (320 SE 43rd Street)

For more information click here, or contact Michael Castine, Alachua County Growth Management Planner at 352-374-5249 or



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).