The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency is devoted to helping Gainesville achieve its full potential as a vibrant, diverse community. The CRA helps underserved redevelopment areas attract private investment through community partnerships, competitive economic development incentives and improved public infrastructure.
Projects have ranged from Depot Park, Bo Diddley Plaza, 13th Street Helyx Bridge to incentivizing Mindtree Ltd.’s pledge to create 400 high-wage local jobs.
The CRA targets redevelopment efforts in four core urban areas (Downtown, Eastside, Fifth Avenue/Pleasant Street and College Park/University Heights). After achieving strategic goals in a district, they step out of the way and let the private sector do the rest.