Alachua Will Limit Certain Businesses by I-75
First impressions are everything. Would be business owners hoping to set up shop in one part of the city of Alachua will have to cope with some new limitations. The city commission unanimously voted Monday evening to create a "gateway overlay district" that would limit which businesses could set up shop near the city's major entrance. The district prohibits 12 business types from opening within a 2,000 feet radius of the I-75 and 441 junction. Some of those businesses include crematories, tattoo parlors, liquor stores, adult-themed establishments, and laundromats. Leaders said it's about putting the city's best foot forward.
"Think about a job interview... having shiny shoes will not get you the job but it's something that people notice that you are dressed well and that your shoes are shined," said land use lawyer David Theriaque.
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