Affordable Mixed-Use Housing Complex Coming to Gainesville, FL, Will Provide 151 Units

A mixed-use housing complex is slated for Alachua County, the Gainesville Sun reports. The proposed 10-story building will offer 151 housing units. Ten percent of that number (or about 15) are set aside as affordable housing units. Construction will begin in early 2022 and will ideally conclude in 2023.

Lincoln Ventures, a multi-family housing developer based out of Austin, is partnering with the Gainesville Housing Authority on the endeavor. The Construction Journal estimates that the project will cost around $47 million to complete.

An aerial view of the proposed build site, per Google Earth

Rabren General Contractors Inc. is the general contractor. It plans on providing over 280,000 square feet of new construction, which will include a parking lot, communal spaces, and commercial space. It’s working with Dwell Design Studio Headquarters, the project’s architect. The Georgia-based firm has 49 active projects, totaling around $833.5 million.

The project intends to provide affordable housing options for those living in Gainesville, as well as provide housing for local college students. Yet, WUFT notes that the project faces some controversy.

The complex will be located along this street in Gainesville, FL.

Gainesville locals note that a 10-story building is too high for the area. Also, WUFT notes that locals are worried about the development crowding out local businesses.

The project’s address is 1219 W. University Ave., 1223 W. University Ave., and 1227 W. University Avenue in Gainesville, FL, 32601, in Alachua County.


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