At 11 a.m. yesterday morning, residents of the City of Alachua, city officials and honored guests all gathered to witness the historic moment of the official opening of Alachua’s San Felasco Parkway. Guests cheerfully joined in counting down together, as the University of Florida’s President Kent Fuchs and the City of Alachua’s mayor Gib Coerper cut the ribbon.
The San Felasco Parkway connects County Road 241 to Progress Boulevard through nearly 300 acres of undeveloped land owned by the University of Florida. Sitting near Progress Park, the roadway now connects this undeveloped land, prime for new businesses, to the thriving biotechnology businesses in Progress Park and, therefore, an abundance of new job opportunities.
The parkway consists of two 12-foot travel lanes, 8-foot sidewalks, and 7-foot bike lanes on each side. The City of Alachua welcomes this new roadway as an opportunity for progress and are eager to witness this next step to a bright future! To quote Mayor Coerper, “Now, the future is here, and we welcome what is about to happen in the Good Life Community.” Congratulations, Alachua!
- Photo and Content by Bella Woodward