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Gainesville Renaissance breaks ground on ‘fourth side of the square’
Local philanthropist and former Coca-Cola CEO Doug Ivester shows plans for Gainesville Renaissance to an attendee of the groundbreaking Wednesday, Sept. 16, for the mixed-use project on Gainesville's square. Ivester bought the lot in 2019 after plans with another developer fell through. He is collaborating with developer Fred Roddy for the project. - photo by Thomas Hartwell
Gainesville Renaissance, the mixed-use development on the Spring Street side of Gainesville’s downtown square, broke ground Wednesday, Sept. 16. The development will bring residential space to the square and is one of many changes downtown will see within the next two years.