The Old Gainesville Correctional Institution - Not Just a Homeless Center
GAINESVILLE - After purchasing the property for $1.4 million the City of Gainesville has now allocated another million dollars to renovate the new homeless center at the former Gainesville Correctional Institution.
But city leaders say they want the facility to do more than just house the homeless.
Saturday they are having a visioning meeting to figure out what Gainesville wants.
Fred Murry, Assistant Gainesville City Manager: "We want this to be more than just a homeless center. We want this to be a human service campus talking about other services that the general population can use."
The meeting will be from 8:30 to noon at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville on Second Avenue Saturday.
There are currently 4 buildings out of the 15 on the property that are designated for the homeless.
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