October 7 — Ten two-story apartments are on offer on Washington Street in Gainesville, just off the downtown plaza.
William B. Stark Jr. is proposing the development on a 1 acre wooded lot at 614 Washington St. near St. Paul’s United Methodist Church off West Academy Street.
The apartments will be spread across five duplexes on the property, with each two-bedroom unit measuring approximately 1,300 square feet.
Pricing information was not available as of Friday, October 7, and Stark could not be reached for comment.
“This development is designed to provide a safe and livable environment for citizens of Gainesville working in and around the downtown core,” according to a developer narrative in Gainesville planning documents.
The property has been “empty for some time now”, the account continues. “The proposed duplex homes will provide and encourage a healthy lifestyle as walking and cycling to nearby restaurants and attractions will be possible.
“As many multi-family and large apartment complexes are being built around Gainesville, there is a need for smaller residential developments centrally located to downtown and surrounding businesses.”
Stark is seeking a special use permit so he can build the unit inside a neighborhood commercial area, according to the city. Surrounding uses include business and residences.
The proposal is scheduled to be presented to the Gainesville Planning and Appeal Commission at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11.
Gainesville Planning and Appeal Board
What: Request for 10 apartments in five Washington Street duplexes near the Town Center Plaza
When: 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11
Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway