Florida Republicans Are Fighting Gainesville's Zoning Reform, and Themselves

The state government is pushing back against a local effort to allow denser housing in single-family neighborhoods, setting the stage for a legal b...

October 13, 2022
7:44 PM

The state government is pushing back against a local effort to allow denser housing in single-family neighborhoods, setting the stage for a legal battle. By Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's administration is urging the city of Gainesville to abandon its zoning reforms after it became the first in the state to vote to eliminate single-family zoning citywide this summer. In an unprecedented move for the agency, Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) sent a letter to Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe objecting to the city's zoning plan last month.

Patrick Spauster