Urban Redevelopment

A community’s downtown is an indicator of its health and vitality. The Cities of Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch and Lula have initiated urban redevelopment efforts that incorporate public investments in planning, greenspace and infrastructure to better leverage and encourage private sector investment.

The citizen-led Vision 2030 initiative is a coordinated group of volunteers leading long-term initiatives to position Gainesville-Hall County as the most enviable community in Georgia by the year 2030. Many goals of Vision 2030 are supported through planning, infrastructure and investments in urban redevelopment in order to:

  • encourage connectedness among residents, workers & visitors
  • advance the easy flow of local traffic with diverse access to metropolitan areas
  • create unique public art districts
  • protect and further greenspace, like the Highlands to Islands Trail
  • develop a thriving live, work, and play area, including a new hotel and conference center, in downtown Gainesville
  • support a major mixed-use community on Lake Lanier

For more information, contact Tim Evans (email Tim)