Santa Fe College held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to open Blount Hall Friday, April 8, 2022, at 10am. Santa Fe College District Board of Trustees and President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. invited the college community to attend the ribbon cutting.
The new facility, located at the corner of W. University Ave. and NW 6th Street will be Santa Fe’s new home for Business and Information Technology programs. Blount Hall also has doubled the business incubation space for Santa Fe’s Center for Innovation and Economic Development.
The UF Innovation Square development is the foundation for the collaboration between research and high-tech businesses, supporting the University of Florida and the greater Gainesville, Florida area. As one of the closest urban research communities in the country to its associated university, Innovation Square sits just two short blocks from the heart of the UF campus.
With sophisticated architecture and advanced systems, 800 Second will feature a diverse offering of offices, meeting rooms, and dining spaces strategically located within close proximity to campus and across 2nd Avenue from the University’s technology and commercialization center.
Progress Park is anchored by UF’s award winning Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator. Located 5 minutes from I-75 in the City of Alachua, this private park has easy access to the University of Florida in Gainesville and the Gainesville Regional Airport. The University of Florida Foundation owns 450 acres of prime, developable land adjacent to and near Progress Park.
Located in Innovation Square, the Ingenuity building offers conference rooms, open work spaces, and private offices to companies looking for modern and varied office space in the business, technology, and research core of Gainesville.