Gainesville asks for community feedback for affordable housing plan

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Gainesville’s plan for affordable housing left some residents worried about their property value—On Monday their voices were heard.

The city held its first open house Monday night to show residents what their plan would entail.

The affordable housing plan would add some multiple family and mixed-use buildings to neighborhoods in northeast Gainesville.

“If there is a neighborhood that has single-family single-floor homes, we’re looking to maintain that look,” said Chip Skinner, the City of Gainesville spokesman. “We’re not even coming in wanting to build a three-story structure in these neighborhoods.”

There will be three other meetings until the vote date, November 29th.

• Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th Blvd.)

• Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the Westside Recreation Center (1001 NW 34th St.)

• Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at GTEC (2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.)

If you cannot attend, you can fill out a survey to provide feedback to the city on their website.

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