Business and development

RTS Coming Out With More Routes

As Gainesville grows with more housing and retail areas, the city’s bus services are also expanding to keep up with the changes. The Regional Transit System will be making changes to existing bus routes on the University of Florida Campus and areas throughout the city, including the Butler North Plaza. …

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New Depot Park Aims To Increase Community Redevelopment 

Gainesville children will soon have new industrial-themed playground and park where they can play while they learn about the local environment and history. Depot Park, which features a 50-foot customized train playground with a 14-foot-tall smokestack, is expected to attract adventure-seeking kids from more than just the Gainesville area. The park has a soft opening Aug. 1 and a grand opening Aug. 20.

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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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