Controversy Over Gainesville Hotel & Conference Center Over?
It looks like the controversy over the Gainesville Hotel and Conference Center is really over. Alachua County Commissioners reversed the special use permit today that would have allowed the hotel to be used as transitional housing for homeless veterans. A decision that will end a lawsuit.
Many businesses near the old hotel on the corner of West Newberry and Tower Roads were upset by the plan, ultimately resulting in a lawsuit being filed by Napolitano's Restaurant.
The bank that owns the foreclosed hotel withdrew their request for the zoning change a few weeks ago. Now a judge will need to approve the agreement.
The Alachua County Housing Authority is still looking for a location to house homeless veterans.
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