Media Release

Community Meeting About Eastside CRA

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to attend and participate in an upcoming community meeting hosted by the Alachua County Growth Management Department to discuss an Eastside Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) focused on the unincorporated portion of Alachua County, within the general area east of the Gainesville City limits to Newnan’s Lake. The meeting is Thursday, August 11, 2011, at 6 p.m., at the Compassionate Outreach Ministries’ Fellowship Hall (320 SE 43rd Street, Gainesville).

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 and address community needs.

This meeting is in follow-up to initial public workshops held earlier in the year to gain community input. Based on that input, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners directed staff to proceed with the next steps in the process of establishing a CRA.  At this meeting, community input will be sought on the specific factors for determining the need for a community redevelopment area, as well as discussion on the possible CRA boundaries.  Continued community participation is vital to this process.

For more information click here (draft material for the meeting will be posted to this website by Friday, August 5th), or contact Alachua County Growth Management Planner, Michael Castine at 352-374-5249 or

If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.



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).