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Dec 27, 2013

A boon for eastern Alachua County?

The Plum Creek Timber Company has spent 2½ years holding 340 workshops and one-on-one meetings with nearly 1,700 people, including interested residents, a 31-member task force, government regulators and a cadre of consultants for advice and ideas on what to do with its nearly 65,000 acres of timberland in Alachua County.

All that preparation culminated in a long-term master plan the company submitted to the county Dec. 12 that calls for developing portions of the land with a balance of housing and commercial space big enough to lure large employers while putting large swaths of land in conservation with Plum Creek retaining timber rights.

Gainesville.com, the Gainesville Sun, December 27, 2013. (Read entire article)

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