Land Developer Awaits City Decision on University Corners Project
GAINESVILLE- The plans for university corner on the intersection of 13th street and University Avenue have evolved with the community’s concern, But developers are still awaiting the go ahead from the city commission before they can break ground on a project that will change the face of Gainesville on a large scale.
Mark Goldstein-- who doesn't live too far from the lot, says the kind of development Swerdlow Group has in mind the the corner of University and 13th is not right for the Gainesville Community.
”It isn’t right, it’s not right for our community, it’s not right for our University, it’s not right for the neighborhood, it’s not right for the traffic, it’s not right for the intensity, it’s not right for the businesses in the neighborhood, like that building over there and all the little old shops around here they said it’s not right and so they sent it back and now we’re gonna get it right.”
Commissioners have yet to approve to Planned Unit Development for the project.
The Swerdlow development group out of Miami behind the project and has been meeting with nearby community members for feedback.
Prior PUD’s were approved before changes from the developer changed the height of the building from 8 to 10 stories and added more sidewalk space for pedestrians.
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