Media Release

Community Meeting for NW Area (Rutledge)

Friday, March 16, 2007 1:00 AM

10:45 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY - There will be a community meeting for the Rutledge area on Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 5020 NW 23rd Avenue. The boundaries of the area are NW 39th Avenue to the north, NW 23rd Avenue to the south, NW 43rd Street to the east, and NW 83rd Street to the west.

This area was selected by the County commission as the pilot area for Community and Neighborhood Planning Program.

The meeting agenda will include a draft report of community needs and issues identified by residents and discussed in workgroups over the past ten months as part of the Community and Neighborhood Planning Program.  The Comprehensive Plan requires the Community and Neighborhood Planning program to prepare geographically focused action plans throughout the unincorporated area of the County. The plans are intended to address the specific needs and circumstances of a particular area consistent with the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. The issues identified as concerns in the Rutledge area during the community planning process and included in the draft report are (1) Natural Areas, Recreation and Open Space; (2) Paved/Unpaved Roads; (3) Development Density & Central Utilities; and (4) Sidewalks and Bike Paths.

For more information, please contact Kathleen Pagan, Senior Planner, at the Alachua Co. Department of Growth Management, (352) 374-5249,, or see the report on the website at






  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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