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Limestone Parkway mixed-use development to go before planning board June 12
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A large mixed-use development has been proposed off of Limestone Parkway in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will vote Tuesday, June 12, on whether to recommend approval of a proposed 75-acre mixed use development on Limestone Parkway. 

The proposal includes up to 189,400 square feet of office, retail, restaurant and hotel space, as well as 252 multifamily housing units and 33 single-family homes. The spot is currently vacant and is located north of Beverly Road near Gainesville Middle School and Lakeview Academy.

Planning staff is recommending conditional approval of the project. The property would be annexed and zoned as a planned unit development.

Conditions proposed by planning staff include a minimum 25-foot wide buffer along Lakeview Drive for the entire development, as well as new turn lanes in the area and sidewalks on all new streets. Planning staff is also asking for a new sidewalk to be built along Lakeview Drive for the length of the property, in addition to a new crosswalk from the property to Gainesville Middle School and the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center across Lakeview Drive.

There should be no access to the property onto Lakeview Drive except for the road proposed for the single-family homes, according to the planning staff’s conditions.

The project was originally scheduled for consideration by the board on May 8, but it was tabled at that meeting. After voting on the proposal Tuesday, the planning board will send its recommendation to the Gainesville City Council.

The planning board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12

Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

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