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Mar 10, 2016

Editorial: Bring opportunity to the east side

Alachua County commissioners should stop blaming everyone but themselves for the lack of development in east Gainesville. Given that they just rejected a major project near the area, they should recognize their own role in creating economic disparities in the community.

Last week, the commission voted 3-2 against sending the Envision Alachua sector plan to the state for review. The proposal by the Plum Creek Timber Company, now merged with the Weyerhaeuser company, was a master-planned development that offered the prospect of first bringing jobs and then housing east of Gainesville., The Gainesville Sun, March 10, 2016. (Read entire article)

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