July 13, 2024

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Alachua County leaders may revote to allow housing project in Gainesville

County officials will soon weigh whether to allow a controversial affordable housing project to be built in east Gainesville after previously voting the project down last month.

If they don’t, the effects could be costly.

On Dec. 13, the Alachua County Commission voted 3-2 to withdraw its funding from the $25 million Dogwood Village housing project planned for the corner of Southeast Eighth Avenue and Southeast 15th Street in Gainesville. The commission also sought a new location for the 96-unit workforce housing complex but have been unable to do so.

Commissioners will discuss the project once more Tuesday after being warned by the developer that taxpayers would be on the hook for roughly $15 million if the original plans don’t go through.

“There’s been lots of promises of development in east Gainesville … and we need to start to see those projects come to fruition so the residents can see we’re serious,” said Commissioner Anna Prizzia.