Media Release

Commission Seeking Letters of Interest

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is seeking Letters of Interest from private entities to partner with the County in the development of a new County Fairgrounds and the redevelopment of the existing County Fairgrounds site into a Business/Commerce Park.


The purpose of this request is to compile creative ideas from the private sector to assist in the financing and construction of a new Alachua County Fairgrounds.  Private entities who may be interested in participating in this project are encouraged to respond for two important reasons.  First, the number and quality of responses will give an indication that there is sufficient interest for the County to pursue a private-public partnership.  Second, the content and ideas expressed in the responses will provide the County with options to consider as it formulates the detailed documents for any subsequent procurement process.


To view the entire Request for Letters of Interest document click here.


Please send submissions to:


Richard Drummond, Assistant County Manager
Alachua County Government
P.O. Box 2877
Gainesville, FL 32602-2877


The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2011.


For more information, contact Mr. Drummond at 352-374-5204, or




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