Media Release

County Seeks Fairgrounds Development Partners

Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is requesting Letters of Interest from property owners and private sector partners to provide a building site and related easements for the development of new fairgrounds facilities and operation of these fairgrounds facilities under a lease or management agreement with the County. Letters of Interest are due to the Alachua County Purchasing Department on the third floor of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville), by 2 p.m., on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

The property must be located within the area bounded on the north and east by the County line, on the south by SE Hawthorne Road and on the west by the western right-of-way line of NE Waldo Road and County Road 225 extended north to the County line.

Click to view/download the bid package document (PDF). The bid package document gives more specifications and must be utilized in the bidding process. Members can access the document using the Demandstar service, but that is not required.

For more information, contact Alachua County Purchasing Manager, Larry Sapp at 352-374-5202 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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