Better late than never (Updated)

Originally Published: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:01 a.m. in the Gainesville Sun here is a Letter to the Editor I recently wrote.

Better late than never

Last June UF unveiled its master plan for Innovation Square, on the old Shands at AGH site, at a community event at P.K. Yonge

At that meeting I asked when the construction fence currently surrounding the entire AGH property would come down, as I believed that having such a large chunk of property cut off from any visual or physical connection to the surrounding neighborhood would be a significant enhancement, compared to the fence.

The other day, almost one year later, I notice that portions of the fence have come down, and it looks like the rest of it is on the way out.

I would like to extend my thanks for this move, and hope that the rest of the public benefits of the proposed master plan (such as bicycle greenways and connections to Tumblin Creek Park) don’t take as long to materialize.

Late Ed. note: above should read….

“At that meeting I asked when the construction fence currently surrounding the entire AGH property would come down, as I believed that having such a large chunk of property (no longer) cut off from any visual or physical connection to the surrounding neighborhood would be a significant enhancement, compared to the fence.”

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