County Commissioners End Fairground Negotiations with Auto Plus Raceway
Published September 25th, 2013
GAINESVILLE-Discussions between County Commissioners and Auto Plus Raceway about the future location of Alachua County Fairgrounds have reached a finish line.
Under old raceway management an offer to move the Fairgrounds to the Auto Plus property was put on the table.
Alachua County Commisioner, Lee Pinkoson says, "Which would've saved us infrastructure cost, you know with something that large there's a lot of parking area and they already have the parking they've got water they've got sewer, they've got everything. So that was something that at that point in time seemed like a really good deal."
When Commissioners looked further into the deal they soon realized that it was too good to be true.
New track management wanted to put in water lines that connected with Gainesville Regional Utilities rather than a well.
That request came with a pricetag of $2.5 million dollars according to a GRU estimate.
The Weseman Tract is a County owned property and after last night's unanimous decision, the future home of the Fairgrounds.
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