Some call it an alley. We see an opportunity.
These 4 blocks serve many purposes for different users. For some store owners it’s their front door where they welcome customers and visitors. For others it's a back door - a place to receive deliveries or dispose of their garbage. Bicyclists use it as an alternative to University Avenue. For party goers it's a place to stumble into the night. But for us it’s a place with the potential to be much more - the perfect place to reconnect with Midtown.
We’re making it easier to visit Midtown by adding more parking to NW 1st Avenue. You can park via decal, meter or try Gainesville’s new mobile parking app to pay for a spot. Bike and scooter parking will be a breeze with many spaces & racks made available along NW 1st Avenue.
Total Car parking:
(including spaces that double as Loading Zones and ADA parking)
Total Bike racks:
Total Scooter parking:
Total Loading Zones:
Total ADA Parking
Overhead utilities will be placed underground and the dumpsters will be neatly enclosed...and out of the way!
We are making the sidewalks bigger and adding new street lights for safety and better visibility around the clock.
Lights: Consistent LED lighting along the entire street
Sidewalks: No more interruptions! A continuous 2,000 linear feet of 7 feet of walk space
Bricked intersections for better visibility
To make it walkable – and shady – new trees are coming to the Avenue. We’re adding 4 times the amount of trash bins, and introducing recycling bins along the way.
50 new shade trees
Recycling & Trash
From 2 trash bins with no recycling to 8 trash & recycling stations along the street
Better Dumpster Management
Moving dumpsters located in the street to well-kept, enclosed dumpsters, located off the sidewalk
Improvements are also in store for more curb appeal. We want to give this walkable neighborhood the treatment it deserves. We’re adding public art and improving the look of the buildings and stores to make walking even more fun and interesting.
See The Progress