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Rocks cause uncertainty about Gainesville sports complex project
Gainesville Parks and Recreation officials are awaiting a report to determine whether rocky surface at the site of a proposed youth sports complex near the soccer fields off Allen Creek Road will increase the cost of the $6.6 million project. - photo by Carlos Galarza
Plans for a long-awaited $6.6 million sports complex for multiple youth activities in Gainesville have encountered an unexpected hiccup when initial soil tests uncovered more rock than anticipated on a 190-acre site adjacent to the Allen Creek Soccer Complex. Gainesville Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper said Monday he’s waiting for a report from Lose & Associates Inc., the company contracted to design the complex, to determine how to move forward. He expects to have the report soon. Cooper said he recommended the site because of its size and because it is owned by the city.