Alachua County is looking for businesses to partner in the development of the new county fairgrounds site. Earlier today WUFT FM’s T. J. Villamil spoke with Alachua County Assistant County Manager Rick Drummond about the proposal and how it will allow businesses to help redevelop the old fairgrounds site in East Gainesville, and help to expand the local economy. Drummond says, they’re excited about the approach they’ve decided to take on the project, and hopefully soon they will find a partnership.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/fairground.mp3]
Seven hundred fifteen acres that was once slated to be a residential area in Alachua County instead opened on Saturday – National Public Lands Day – as Four Creeks Nature Preserve.