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Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck
Turner Wood & Smith Insurance plans to sell its building at 100 Brenau Ave. to the city of Gainesville, which wants to turn the property into a parking deck for the north end of downtown. The company has been in the building since 1986.
Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind that will one day “kind of be a bookend” to the square. It also marks the first step in the future of one of Gainesville’s venerable insurance practices. “This all came about quickly … and we got it for a fair price,” City Manager Bryan Lackey said.