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Gainesville votes to buy jail from Hall County for $7.2 million
Purchase still pending approval from Hall commission
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Gainesville City Council approved the purchase of the old jail in midtown Gainesville from Hall County for $7.2 million at Tuesday night’s meeting. The purchase, which is still pending approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners, would pave the way for the city of Gainesville to determine the destiny of the large building in the heart of midtown redevelopment plans. Ultimately, city officials hope to see the building demolished and sold for future development.