Innovation Square

Innovation Square is an urban redevelopment project that is intended to transform underutilized land in Gainesville, Florida into a walkable urban research district to capitalize on the entrepreneurial energy of the University of Florida.

The development breaks down the barriers between “town and gown” by creating a collaborative space for research and discovery.

Working with the University, the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, Shands Healthcare, the City of Gainesville and private development groups, Perkins+Will created a long-term Development Plan. PFAL worked with the University and the Perkins+Will design team to provide financial advice in support of the project.

type: PPP/joint ventor

Team Members:

Role: lead financial advisor

contract duration: 2012 – 2013

WEBSITE: http://innovationsquare.org/

Transaction Size: Approximately $1 billion