Gainesville Power District



City of Gainesville

CSP Role



Theresa Stegman, Ursula Powidzki

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In partnership with the City of Gainesville, Cross Street Partners is transforming 17 abandoned acres of the Kelly Power Plant campus into a vibrant and walkable mixed-use community. Located next to downtown’s emerging South Main Art District and minutes from the University of Florida’s Innovation Square, the Power District will deliver over 500,000 SF in new and adaptive reuse development.

The redevelopment will celebrate industrial character and open space, while fostering an environment that will support the city’s growing innovation economy. Old industrial buildings will breathe new life as co-working space and a destination food and beverage hall. Surface parking lots will give way to a mix of housing options and maker space. The Sweetwater Branch Creek, currently hidden underground, will be fully restored to serve as a greenway connector between downtown and popular Depot Park. Through the thoughtful integration of these elements, the Power District will establish its own authentic sense of place while delivering economic impact to the City of Gainesville.

The first phase of the Power District includes:

  The Catalyst Building, 23,233 SF of office
  The Fleet Garage, 13,825 SF of office
  The Warehouse, 33,242 SF food and beverage hall
•  New construction multifamily, 238 units
•  New construction for-sale townhouses, 12 units

In The News: Gainesville Power District


Cover Story: So-Ma Resurgence

The Gainesville Sun /


Power District transformation

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Developer could pay $150M for Gainesville Power District purchase


Gainesville selects Baltimore developer for Power District


Power District could get blast of energy

The Gainesville Sun/