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Dec 2, 2015

After years of little construction, builders now get to work on large residential projects

If Rip Van Winkle were to fall asleep under a tree in 2007 and wake up in 2015 to look over new housing developments around Gainesville, he could be excused for thinking little time has passed. Only in the last couple of years have developers dusted off the plans they made just before the Great Recession and very little in the way of new plans are in the works.

Rory Causseaux, CEO of civil engineering firm Causseaux, Hewett and Walpole, or CHW, says his firm did not work on any residential projects from 2008 to 2012. Work for his and other firms has been picking up little by little since then, mostly with new phases of existing developments . . .

Plum Creek Timber Company’s Envision Alachua plan has future potential, if the company gets county approval to develop its lands in eastern Alachua County, while Plum Creek’s project for 1,800 acres along State Road 121 north of Gainesville is being revamped to appeal to seniors, he said.

Photo credit: Doug Finger/Gainesville Magazine

Gainesville Magazine, December 2015. (Read entire article)

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