Alachua's "Project Legacy" Given $500,000
The City of Alachua got the green light, and some "green," from county commissioners today.
Commissioners voted to give Alachua $500 thousand tourism tax dollars to purchase property next the the city's Hal Brady Recreation Complex.
"Project Legacy" will be built there. It will add multi-use fields for baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football. City leaders say the entire $1.2 million dollar expansion will generate tourism.
The Tourism Development Council will next recommend which fund the money should come from- either a reserve fund held by the "Tourism and Convention Bureau" or money currently being considered for the fairgrounds.
City leaders will now look for other funding to complete the project.
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