PROJECT DETAILS + BENEFITS

PROJECT DETAILS + BENEFITS 2017-11-28T16:05:56+00:00

YOU’VE DRIVEN THOUGH IT, NOW FIND OUT WHY YOU’LL SOON WANT TO GO TO IT!

Launched in 2016 and approved officially in 2017, Destination South Main is an exciting new Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency improvement project focused on the revitalization of the ¾ of a mile corridor between Depot Avenue and South 16th Avenue.

The project was initiated due to pursuit from Gainesville residents and business owners, as well as a result of in-depth research carried out by the CRA and the City of Gainesville.

The overarching goal of the Destination South Main project is to: support existing businesses, attract new investments, increase safer roadways, and prepare the corridor for future needs and additional users.

The overall scope of Destination South Main includes improvements that will increase

BUSINESS CLIMATE, CURB APPEAL, & SAFETY!

Destination South Main will deliver:

  • Safe and accessible pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular accommodations
  • Convenient and inviting public parking amenities
  • Enhanced visual and aesthetic appeal for the corridor
  • Overall improvement for vehicular access, traffic flow, and visual and logistic support for existing and future businesses.

SPECIFIC PROJECT BENEFITS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Increases the number of pedestrian crosswalks
  • Decreases pedestrian crossing distances across South Main
  • Enhances bicycle facilities along South Main Street to improve safety and access
  • Increases sidewalk widths
  • Improves Hawthorne Rail-Trail Crossing at South Main Street
  • Reduces the number of safety conflicts for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Reduction of current average vehicular speeds
  • Increases on-street public parking
  • Increases green space along the corridor
  • Increases the number of trees on the street
  • Undergrounds existing overhead utilities along entire corridor
  • Attract new customers to the area for local businesses

We’re excited for what this project will mean for South Main St., downtown, and the entire larger Gainesville area! To find out more, contact the CRA at (352) 393-8200 or email us at info@gainesvillecra.com.