UF Health Shands Hospital
Stable sources of employment (University of Florida, state government, University Health Care) make Gainesville less susceptible to economic downturns.
The University of Florida
75,000 students from University of Florida and Santa Fe College will spend an estimated $63 million in Gainesville on apparel this year.
Forefront of Technology
Gainesville’s Innovation Hub is driving growth in professional and business sectors, creating nearly 6,000 new jobs in the next five years. Celebration Pointe will be home to the new 60,000 square foot InfoTech headquarters.
Gainesville is growing as a tourist destination, as evidenced by 5.6% growth in the leisure and hospitality industries. Five million annual visitors to University of Florida events spend $233 million annually in Gainesville.
Along Intersate 75
Celebration Pointe sits on nearly one mile of frontage bordering the western edge of Interstate 75, which boasts traffic counts of some 114,000 cars a day. Celebration Pointe’s location west of I-75 puts it in easy reach of the most advantageous neighborhoods: west of I-75 is critically underserved by retail and has the highest population growth, household spending and income in Gainesville.
Bridge over Interstate 75
A new overpass will make Celebration Pointe more connected to all Gainesville traffic, including vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic via the Archer Braid Trail.
Construction is well underway on the initial phases of Celebration Pointe. Strategically positioned between 700 acres of open-space conservancy to its west containing the highly acclaimed Archer Braid Trail and Interstate 75 on the east, the 125 acre highly visible 1 million square foot MXD development will center on an energized and pedestrian friendly Main Street dubbed “City Walk”.
Bass Pro Shops is set to open in November 2016, followed by the new headquarters for local software giant Info Tech in spring 2017. Regal Cinemas will be opening its first-to-market reserved-seating luxury theater in November 2017. In addition, Celebration Pointe will introduce varying dining options, new-to-market retail and entertainment as well as hospitality, residential and Class A office space. A 137 room Hotel Indigo will open in first quarter 2018.
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