Gainesville City Council approved a decrease in the water rate differential from 2.0 to 1.9 Tuesday evening.
SPLOST VIII is the eighth incarnation of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, a penny tax that can only be spent on specific capital projects.
The position is one of two created by the departure of Nikki Perry in July. Perry, who left the city to work as an independent marketing contractor, held the job of Communications and Tourism Director.
A QuikTrip gas station and convenience store at the corner of Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways is one step closer to approval, after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board approved the company’s request to abandon a 310-foot portion of Gordon Avenue on Tuesday.
Almost 400 acres at 1701 Fullenwider Road in Gainesville could be rezoned from residential to heavy industrial for a business park the city plans to build. The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board approved the request from the city Tuesday.
Matt Tate, Gainesville Community and Economic Development Deputy Director, said the city believes the area east of Candler Road is a prime spot for new industrial development.
QuikTrip’s push to build a convenience store at Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways goes before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
An East Hall property will be annexed into the city of Gainesville and a subdivision will be built there after the Gainesville City Council approved the request Tuesday.
Councilwoman Barbara Brooks, who represents the district where the property lies, made the motions to accept the rezoning and annexation requests.
The city of Gainesville is building a new business park off U.S. 129, and while the process is moving slowly, construction could start within a year.