Proposed Amendment Could Make Way For Larger Trees

A proposed change to the development code would allow developers to use large canopy trees, like live oaks, instead of smaller trees. (Lucas Wilson/WUFT News)

Thanks to an amendment to the development code proposed by Alachua County Growth Management, there may soon be more canopy trees in subdivisions. The amendment will permit all trees to be planted eight feet apart between roads and sidewalks, whereas the current code allows small trees to be planted eight feet apart and large trees to be planted 12 feet apart.

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New Blues Creek Utility Line Moves Forward

The Gainesville City Plan Board voted to approve a petition from New Generation Home Builders, Inc. Thursday night, putting the developer a step closer to beginning its desired project. The developer is seeking permission to place a utility line under Blues Creek to bring power to its planned development.

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