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New Carroll Daniel headquarters to offer retail, restaurant on 1st floor, expected to be ready in June
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Carroll Daniel Construction crew members continue work on their new four-story building in downtown Gainesville Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. The first floor of the four-story building will have office and retail space. - photo by Scott Rogers

The four-story building anchored by Carroll Daniel Construction’s new headquarters is slated to be done in June, and the first floor of the building will be open for retail, restaurant and office space.

Brian Daniel, president of Carroll Daniel Construction, said the construction company will occupy the second and third floors of the $12 million, 60,000-square-foot building at Main Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway. The fourth floor will be recreational and meeting space with a rooftop deck.

Carroll Daniel Construction, which employs about 180 people, has been in its current building on Athens Street since the 1940s. The company wanted to stay in Gainesville, and the downtown area was especially appealing, Daniel said.

“We’ve just outgrown the space we’re in. … We love Gainesville and consider it our business home,” he said.

The company is receiving about $500,000 in tax allocation district financing for the project.

Concrete columns for the first floor of the building were completed last week, and preparation for work on the second floor will begin soon.

Daniel said the first floor of the building has been listed with The Norton Agency, which is still seeking tenants for the space.

The new Carroll Daniel building is not the only multi-use development coming to downtown Gainesville.

Last year, Gainesville officials turned over two public parking lots to be developed for the Carroll Daniel project and Parkside on the Square, an upcoming multi-use complex with condominiums and retail, restaurant and office space. That project is still in the pre-selling phase.

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