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Limestone Parkway mixed-use plans go before planning board May 8
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A large mixed-use development has been proposed off of Limestone Parkway in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

A 75-acre mixed-use development proposed on Limestone Parkway will be considered Tuesday, May 8, by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

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

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting

When: 5:30 p.m. May 8

Where: Gainesville Justice Center, 701 Queen City Parkway

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

The commercial portion of the property would be accessed through two entrances on Limestone and Jesse Jewell parkways, while the single-family homes would be accessed through one road off of Lakeview Drive. A proposed cul-de-sac would serve as the entrance for the apartments.

The Gainesville City Board of Education released a statement in April about the proposed development, suggesting a different commercial-to-residential ratio to reduce the density of the area and lessen traffic. The planning staff has recommended several improvements, including the addition of several turn lanes in the area, to accommodate for increased traffic.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Gainesville Justice Center, 701 Queen City Parkway.

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