The Depot Avenue corridor provides a linkage between many historic neighborhoods, major employment centers, and several recreational parks. Improving the Depot Avenue corridor into a multi-modal transportation corridor will provide critical linkages for all modes of travel to the historic Cotton Club neighborhood, the Rosa Parks Downtown Transit Station, the Depot Park, the historic Porter’s neighborhood, high-density student residential housing, medical facilities, and the University of Florida.
Destination South Main is community-based corridor improvement plan for South Main Street between Depot Avenue and South 16th Avenue. The goal of the project is to make South Main a place to go, not just through. With the recent opening of Depot Park, the Cade Museum, and multiple other area attractions, improvements to the South Main Street corridor are being implemented to ensure safe & accessible pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular accommodations; convenient and inviting public parking amenities; and address the visual character of the corridor, while also supporting vehicular access, flow of traffic, and existing and future businesses.
The primary objective is to reconstruct SE 4th Street from Depot Avenue to Williston Road. The SE 4th Street corridor is a collector roadway which serves existing local businesses and residents. It also provides access from southeast Gainesville to the Downtown area from Williston Road to the recently revitalized Depot Avenue.