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Gainesville council approves Limestone Greenway
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James Walters speaks on behalf of Limestone Greenway, LLC during a Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting in Gainesville, on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, discussing a large mixed-use development proposed off of Limestone Parkway. After revisions to the original proposal, the City Council approved the development Tuesday, Oct. 2. - photo by David Barnes

The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a mixed-use development at the intersection of Limestone and Jesse Jewell parkways on Tuesday.

The council approved the annexation of about 75 acres of currently vacant land, which will be used for both commercial and residential development. The development, named Limestone Greenway, will include up to 189,400 square feet of space for offices, retail, restaurants or hotels. The plans also include 33 single homes and up to 252 apartments.

A single access road from Limestone Parkway will serve the commercial portion and the apartments. Two access drives from Limestone and Jesse Jewell parkways will go to a commercial outparcel lot. The single-family homes will be accessed from Lakeview Drive.

The property is near the New Holland Market Kroger-anchored shopping center, Gainesville Middle School and Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.