Media Release

Oaks Mall Activity Center NW Quadrant Planning Charrette

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 12:00 AM

12:21 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Citizens are invited to participate in a planning charrette for the NW quadrant of the Oaks Mall Activity Center, the area north of Newberry Road between I-75 and Ft. Clarke Boulevard.   As a condition of further approval of the recently proposed Newberry Village development at the northeast corner of Ft. Clark Boulevard and Newberry Road, the developer is required to lead a public planning charrette aimed at developing planning policies for this portion of the Oaks Mall Activity Center.  These policies should guide the future evolution of the area to a more livable, better functioning, mixed use, transit-oriented community and create the Santa Fe Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor connecting Santa Fe College and the Oaks Mall. 

The three day planning charrette organized by the developers will be hosted at Santa Fe College in Building R - Room R-01 on December 11th, 12th, and 13th from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.  County Growth Management staff, the City of Gainesville Regional Transit System, the University of Florida and Carey Graham of the City of Eugene, Oregon will be among the participants in the charrette. 

Click on the following links for the daily schedule for the charrette and a flyer further describing this event. Charrette Schedule for Newberry Village.pdf

For further information, you may contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249.    




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

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).