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Envision Alachua Update

Envision Alachua in Hawthorne

Since the submittal of the revised Envision Alachua Sector Plan on June 25, the approval process has been moving forward, especially in Hawthorne.

EA-Hawthorne is Plum Creek’s application request for annexation and a comprehensive plan amendment to the city of Hawthorne to expedite the proposed jobs center for that community.

In September, the Hawthorne City Commission is hosting public hearings on EA-Hawthorne. The next are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, September 9, 6 p.m. at Hawthorne Middle/High School. The purpose of this meeting is a public hearing on the comprehensive plan amendments to accommodate EA-Hawthorne
  • Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m., at Hawthorne Middle/High School. The purpose of this meeting is a public hearing on the comprehensive plan amendments and annexation request to accommodate EA-Hawthorne.

The address for the school is 21403 SE 69th Avenue, Hawthorne, FL. 32640.

These meetings will bring together local officials, county commissioners and community members, and serve as a chance for residents to voice their opinions about the EA-Hawthorne Jobs Center.

Plum Creek encourages Envision Alachua supporters to come to these hearings and participate in the ongoing conversation. Community involvement is vital to the success of the Hawthorne annexation and the overall Envision Alachua sector planning process.

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Tour the Land!

Another opportunity to see Plum Creek’s land designated for the proposed SR 20 Jobs Center is coming up on Tuesday, October 6. Two comfortable three-hour guided vehicle tours will be conducted, one each in the morning and afternoon. Talk to Plum Creek foresters, see the proposed conservation lands and job center areas, ask questions and share your ideas. RSVP here to sign up for one of the October 6 tours or request more information.

Opportunity is Knocking Luncheon Attendees Get the Latest on the CADE Museum

More than 30 people people gathered at First Magnitude Brewery on Friday for the latest installment of the Opportunity is Knocking First-Friday Luncheon Series–a collaboration of the Gainesville Area Chamber and Envision Alachua– to get the latest on Cade Museum developments. Leslie Ladendorf, the Cade Museum’s Director of Development, covered the most recent details on the progress of the new, 21,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art museum for creativity + invention, slated to open this year at Depot Park.

Before breaking ground on a 21,000 square-foot public facility–which will feature exhibits about the invention of Gatorade and its creator Dr. Robert Cade — the museum hopes to raise a total of $10 million through various grants and donations raised through the We Believe Community Campaign. Via the campaign, Mary Cade, the widow of the late Dr. Robert Cade inventor of Gatorade, will match every dollar the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention raises in the next year up to $500,000 to help raise $1 million to go towards the construction of a public exhibit space in Depot Park in downtown Gainesville. Future exhibits will highlight the creative process, entrepreneurship, and great American inventors. It will also include the Creativity Lab for educational programming. To date, $3.2 million has been raised. To support the We Believe Community Campaign, click HERE.

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