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Notice of Meeting of the University of Florida Development Corporation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the University of Florida Development Corporation will hold a  meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2017 , at 2:00pm, at the University of Florida, 202 Tigert Hall, 300 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida.  Copies of the agenda package for the meeting can be obtained by contacting Sandy Mitchell by phone at 352.392.1358, or by e-mail at  Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation in order to attend or participate in this public meeting is asked to advise the University of Florida at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the UF Planning Design and Construction office at (352) 273-4000. Hearing and speech impaired persons should contact the University at (352) 846-1046 (TDD).



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Innovation Square Ground Breaking

Concept Companies and Gateway Development Services Break Ground for 55,000 Sq. Ft. Class A Mixed-use Building to Support Rapid Growth Ventures at UF’s Innovation Square GAINESVILLE, Florida; October 13, 2017 – Concept Companies, a comprehensive real estate development and construction organization, Atlanta-based Gateway Development Services and Harvest Capital Group, today announced the groundbreaking for 800 Second at Innovation Square, offering four floors and 55,000 sq. ft. of Class A office and retail space strategically located adjacent to UF in the heart of Gainesville. The new building is scheduled for completion in Q3 of 2018. Read More

Join us for a special event as artist Naziha Mestaoui unveils Live Oak Tree of Life, her light projection of the Tree of Life displayed on live trees in Innovation Square, located at the northeast corner of SW 9th Street and SW 4th Avenue. The event will feature live music and brief comments by Mayor Lauren Poe, UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charles Lane, Mestaoui, plant biologists Doug Soltis and Pam Soltis and Dean of the College of the Arts Lucinda Lavelli. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the gated parking lot in southeast quadrant of Innovation Square accessible from SW 4th Avenue.

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