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2 things Gainesville council will discuss Oct. 16: Parkside and Linwood sewer
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A rendering of the Parkside On The Square condos and businesses that were planned for the square in downtown Gainesville. The project has now been canceled. - photo by Scott Rogers

On Tuesday, the Gainesville City Council will vote on whether to approve easements for a new downtown multi-use development and some sewer improvements in the Thompson Bridge area.

Gainesville City Council

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16

Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

Easements for Parkside on the Square

The council will consider a resolution including easements for Parkside on the Square, a multi-use development on the Spring Street side of the downtown square that will have retail and restaurants on the first floor and 32 condominiums.

The project has not broken ground yet because developer Tim Knight is hoping to pre-sell two more units first.

Parkside residents will have 64 spots reserved on the fifth floor of the expanded Main Street parking deck. They will use a enclosed walkway between Parkside and the deck to get home after they park.

The city is contributing $112,358 from the Midtown Tax Allocation District for the project.

The Main Street parking deck is closed until late November for an expansion that will add two stories and 180 new spots.

Sewer improvements

The council will vote Tuesday on $2.95 million worth of sewer improvements to the Linwood area, which serves the Thompson Bridge area north of Lake Lanier.

Water Resources Director Linda MacGregor said at the council’s Thursday work session that master planning efforts showed a need for improvements to the gravity sewer, pump stations, course mains and treatment facilities.

The funds would come out of the water resources capital fund.

MacGregor said the work would be done in phases, with some projects being more short-term and others set to be completed over a four-year period.

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