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Apr 10, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Developing outside downtown

Developing outside downtowns doesn't hurt downtowns anymore. Portland, Greenville, Seattle and even downtown Orlando all thrived after a major new industry needed more land than a city of tiny mishmash lots could provide.

The county has a designated "urban cluster" behind Eastside High School going to Newnan' Lake that's still 95 percent unused. Smarter counties develop high-value waterfront lands first; the tax revenues per acre are higher., The Gainesville Sun, April 10, 2016. (Read entire letter)

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