Real Estate Foundation

Opinion: The time for a Gateway District is now

headshot of FSU's President John Thrasher smiling against gold backdrop
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Author: John Thrasher

Today, a rare opportunity is presenting itself. It’s known as the Gateway District and, as this newspaper has previously editorialized, this opportunity can and will literally transform a key part of our community in ways that will have a positive lasting impact for generations to come. 

As we saw with the efforts to transform Gaines Street or to turn a polluted brownfield into the world-class urban Cascades Park, these kinds of projects are about more than creating new roadways or parks. They are about improving and even transforming the quality of life for everyone who calls this area home.