UF students, faculty and staff, and members of the greater Gainesville community are invited to a public meeting Wednesday, July 27, where they will hear about progress on UF’s Strategic Development Plan and have an opportunity to provide feedback on future planning. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the GRU administration building’s multipurpose room at 301 SE 4th Ave.
The Strategic Development Plan will seek to provide a road-map for the university and surrounding community’s future that supports UF’s rise to preeminence by identifying the best opportunities for wise growth, economic viability and livability, allowing Gainesville and UF to rise to preeminence together. UF, along with consulting firms DumontJanks and Elkus Manfredi, will finalize and release the plan by December.
At this meeting, representatives from the university’s planning team will provide a brief introduction and overview of the work to date and then will facilitate several discussions focused on the themes of re-centering, uniting, and sustaining our community.
Work to date on the Strategic Development Plan includes a CoMap survey, where the UF and Gainesville community indicated where they live, work and socialize, and how they get from point to point. The survey also revealed Gainesville’s strong sense of connection with outdoor areas that surround our community.
UF leaders and the consultants have been meeting with key community stakeholder groups, including community leaders and business owners, about the plan since February, with meetings scheduled to continue into the fall.
For more information, visit the Strategic Development Plan website, and to download a PowerPoint presentation shared with the UF Board of Trustees in June.
We hope to see you there.