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Gainesville in Final Discussions on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

A see-saw battle over land use and housing policy continues in the city of Gainesville.

July 21, 2023 - Main Street Daily News

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Gainesville Reverses Zoning Reforms, Reinstates Single-Family Zoning

The Florida city will be the first in the country to rescing zoning changes that would have created opportunities for a wider variety of housing options in residential neighborhoods.

April 21, 2023 - WUFT

Sunset view of downtown Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville Eliminates Single-Family Zoning

Gainesville is the first city in Florida to eliminate exclusionary zoning.

October 18, 2022 - The Gainesville Sun

Sunset view of downtown Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville Set To Approve Contentious Zoning Reforms

The city commission voted in favor of a controversial zoning reform package that critics from multiple sides say won’t create more affordable housing for those who need it most.

August 9, 2022 - WUFT

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Gainesville Weighs Zoning Reform Proposal

The northern Florida city could follow others in removing barriers to building accessory dwelling units and multifamily buildings in neighborhoods currently zoned for single-family homes. Some local residents oppose the plan.

April 1, 2022 - The Gainesville Sun

Bike Lane

How 'Bicycle Friendly' is Gainesville?

Despite a recent designation from the League of American Bicyclists, one writer argues that the city's infrastructure is failing to protect pedestrians and cyclists from dangerous car traffic.

August 3, 2021 - The Gainesville Sun


How Not to Do Growth

The state of Florida is moving forward with the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-Cores) plan to build several new toll expressways in rural parts of the state.

May 2, 2019 - Strong Towns

Gainesville Park

Gainesville Turns Abandoned Industrial Hub Into Innovative Park

Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."

January 17, 2017 - Modern Cities

Opposition to Transportation Sales Tax Rides BRT in Gainesville

The Alachua County Commission and the Gainesville City Commission are considering a countywide referendum to raise sales tax revenue for transportation projects. Road repair is an easy political win, but bus rapid transit...not so much.

February 22, 2014 - The Gainesville Sun

Livability Lessons from Gainesville

Urban designer David Green talks with Anthony Lyons, Director of the city of Gainesville's Community Redevelopment Agency, about his successes in the city and how other cities can become more livable.

February 10, 2011 - Fast Co. Design

Gainesville Tracks Drivers Yielding to Pedestrians

Police in Gainesville, Florida are trying to encourage drivers to be more cautious of pedestrians with a new sign and driver tracking program that tracks how many drivers are yielding to pedestrians.

May 8, 2010 - The Gainesville Sun

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