ULI North Florida Bulletin

Parklets & Placemaking

We had a great discussion on parklets and placemaking and how public amenities can change a community. The presentation can be found HERE.

Our speakers were Sarah Vidal Finn, Director of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency and Jake Gordon, CEO of Downtown Vision.  Sarah shared Gainesville’s story behind the new “Central Park” of Gainesville – Depot Park. The park opened this month taking “useless space” and making it into a place “the community can enjoy.”

Jake gave us an overview of the groundbreaking Parklets Program that will launch in conjunction with Parking Day on September 16, 2016. Within the next few weeks, residents and employees in downtown Jacksonville will see parklets under construction that will enhance the pedestrian experience.

Special thank you to Workscapes for hosting us for this member-only breakfast event in their beautiful space downtown.

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