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Open House for Bo Diddley Redevelopment Tomorrow

By on March 26th, 2014
An artist's rendering of the proposed Bo Diddley Plaza.

Photo provided by Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

An artist's rendering of the proposed Bo Diddley Plaza.

The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency will host an open house tomorrow for residents and business people to review and give feedback on the redesign of Bo Diddley Plaza.

Vidal-Finn, the agency’s manager, said the goal of the design is to create a signature downtown destination that will increase visibility, safety and accessibility.

The redesign blueprints were created by Dag Architects Inc., and were approved last year. The project has a conceptual estimate of $1.48 million, Vidal-Finn said. Construction is set to begin in late fall.

The open house will have three sessions — 10:30a.m. to noon, 1:30-3 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. — and will be held in the CRA conference room, located upstairs at 802 NW Fifth Ave., Suite 200. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to RSVP Vidal-Finn. She can be reached at 352-393-8203 or vidalsc@gainesvillecra.com.

 

 


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