Gainesville wants to measure private interest in downtown lot
The City Commission wants to measure private interest in the development of an often sparsely used city-owned parking lot downtown.
But, in a shift of direction from the last round of talks on Lot 10, commissioners do not want to limit the discussion to a possible hotel-conference center.
That was the outcome of a 6-0 vote at Monday’s Community Redevelopment Agency meeting. Mayor Ed Braddy was absent. Since city general government owns the lot instead of the CRA, the final vote to look for private sector interest will come at a future commission meeting.
The parking lot in question is bounded by Southwest Second Street to the west, Southwest First Street to the east, Southwest First Avenue to the north and Southwest Second Avenue to the south.