Media Release

Springhills Project Update

Monday, March 26, 2007 1:00 AM

3:35 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY - Due to the high level of public interest in the Springhills Development of Regional Impact, Alachua County is distributing the following items.  Included are:

  1. The February 22, 2007 letter from Springhills developer PREIT to the County regarding their final offer and outlining their 16 non-negotiable conditions.

  2. County Manager Reid’s email of February 23, 2007 informing the County Commission of the conversations with PREIT, the staff rejection of this package of conditions, and the recognition of the resulting impasse by both parties and the pending staff recommendation of denial of the Comprehensive Plan amendment.

  3. A County staff summary response to the 16 PREIT conditions relating the position and reason for staff's rejection of the package.  Staff members from the Growth Management Department, County Manager’s office, and County Attorney’s office have prepared this written response.

  4. A list of transportation projects with staff recommendations concerning Impact Fee credits.

The attached documents are listed in chronological order:

  1. Preit_Letter.pdf
  2. County_Manager_Reid_2-23-07_Memo_to_Commission.pdf
  3. Staff_Response_to_PREIT.pdf
  4. Springhills_Transportation_Projects_2-21-07.pdf

On May 1, at 5:00 p.m., the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners will be conducting a public hearing to consider the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan Amendments and a revised Development Order for the Springhills Development of Regional Impact (DRI).  

The Hearing will be held at the Santa Fe Community College E Building Lecture Hall (auditorium), 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville.

For more information, contact The Alachua County Growth Management Department at (352) 374-5249.

For a map to the meeting site click here:




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

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