Innovation District

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What is the Innovation District?

A walkable urban tech and business community located steps from vibrant downtown and the Nation's 8th-Ranked Public University, Gainesville's Innovation District offers premium office, restaurant, lab and retail space – ideal for 9-to-5 and everything in between.

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The Perfect Location.

Nestled between culturally-rich downtown and the University of Florida campus, Gainesville’s Innovation District is the city’s only region that provides a place for leading-edge enterprises and research institutions to connect with fast-growing startups, industry behemoths, and business incubators. Creating a collaborative community where the entrepreneurial spirit can thrive, the Innovation District offers a life-work-play environment for Gainesville’s top employers. This cutting-edge urban tech and research hub features state-of-the-art offices, luxury housing, and the best dining and entertainment options Gainesville has to offer, forming an environment that stimulates creativity and encourages work-life balance. Enjoy the best of both worlds, from nine-to-five and everything beyond – all in one place.
2 Blocks from the University of Florida
2 Blocks from Downtown Gainesville

The Perfect Location.

Innovation District location in Gainesville, FL

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Why the Innovation District?

Innovate
Gather
Thrive
80+ Companies in Innovation District
59 Restaurants within 1 mile
5 Venture Capitalists in Gainesville
6 Offices/Buildings Available
9 Coffee Shops within 1 mile
Sources: U.S. News & World Report (2018), U.S. News & World Report, Gainesville Livability Magazine, Google Maps

Anchored by the UF Innovate Incubator

#3 UF is #3 for Best Universities for Tech Transfer
$1 billion Generated in Private Investment
193 Startups Launched by Tech Licensing
6,000 Projected Jobs Created
Sources: Milken Institute, UF Innovate, UF Innovate, EDA

2 Blocks from the University of Florida

"With approximately 50,000 students and 150 centers of research, the University of Florida provides not only a well-educated workforce, but a rich opportunity for business collaboration." - Teree Caruthers, Gainesville Livability Magazine

Less than 1 Mile from
UF Health Systems

200,000+ Emergency Room Visits
$625 million Combined Payroll
Source: UF Health

University of Florida By the Numbers

#8 Ranked Public University
50,000+ Students
27,000+ Faculty and Staff
5 min Walk
Sources: U.S. News & World Report (2018), U.S. News & World Report, Gainesville Livability Magazine, Google Maps

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Recruit top talent. Bring in the best and brightest.

43% of Gainesville's population have bachelor's degrees
622,000 people In the Gainesville/Ocala metro area

Attracting and retaining the right employees is one of the most important elements that contributes to a company's success. Establishing a business in Gainesville’s Innovation District gives organizations an unbeatable advantage: as the top-ranked college in the state of Florida, over 6,000 the sharpest minds in the southeast graduate from the University of Florida each year. Businesses are able to easily capitalize on a deep local talent pool of innovative-thinking, eager-to-work individuals, ranging from experienced lab assistants to graduates with MBAs and PHDs.

With a location so close to the University, businesses are able to easily participate in frequent career fairs and develop student internship programs, allowing them to conveniently connect with the premier talent in the region.

You're in good company. Join the businesses of Innovation District.

Innovation District is thriving with over 80 successful businesses.

Buildings & Offices Available For Lease

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Ingenuity at Innovation District

Meet Ingenuity; a dynamic office space in the heart of Gainesville's Innovation District. Located walking distance to UF & downtown, you will be in the perfect position to experience all the best that Gainesville has to offer.

16-220

Employees

3.5k, 5.5k, 11k, 22k

Sqft

Available Now

102 & 106 at Innovation District

The 102 and 106 office spaces are available now! Both are recently renovated and blend a mix of enclosed offices with open work space. Modern design elements includes polished concrete floors, exposed steel beams and glass-walled private offices.

10-20

Employees

1,940 & 1,977

Sqft

Available January 2020

706 at Innovation District

Eye-catching modern office space located in the heart of the Innovation District, just two blocks from downtown. This building features a striking exterior and interior with 7 private offices, a conference room and large open work space.

10-20

Employees

2,397

Sqft

Available July 2019

237 at Innovation District

237 features two suites, A and B; Suite A is available beginning July 2019. This trendy, eye-catching space features a mostly open layout with modern design elements, an attached parking lot with plenty of parking spaces, and state-of-the-art landscaping.

15-35

Employees

1,709-3404

Sqft

Available Now

239 at Innovation District

With a blend of private suites and open office space, 239 is an eye-catching building perfect for any growing business. Design elements include glass-walled offices, a kitchenette with contemporary appliances, and plenty of windows for lots of natural light.

2-39

Employees

925-3,899

Sqft

Available Now

623 at Innovation District

This beautiful office space blends historic touches with modern elegance to create an inviting and unique workspace. With exposed wooden beams, brick accent walls and an ultramodern kitchenette, this mostly open-plan office is ideal for any cutting-edge company.

10-15

Employees

1,922

Sqft

Available December 2019

108, 110 & 112 at Innovation District

Currently undergoing renovations for December 2019 move-in! These offices can be customized to fit your business' individual needs by adding conference rooms, phone booth-style offices and breakout space. You can also choose design elements like paint colors & flooring.

10-20

Employees

2,000, 2,000 & 2,500

Sqft

Available Now
Ingenuity at Innovation District

16-220
3.5k, 5.5k, 11k, 22k

Meet Ingenuity; a dynamic office space in the heart of Gainesville's Innovation District. Located walking distance to UF & downtown, you will be in the perfect position to experience all the best that Gainesville has to offer.

Available Now
102 & 106 at Innovation District

10-20
1,940 & 1,977

The 102 and 106 office spaces are available now! Both are recently renovated and blend a mix of enclosed offices with open work space. Modern design elements includes polished concrete floors, exposed steel beams and glass-walled private offices.

Available January 2020
706 at Innovation District

10-20
2,397

Eye-catching modern office space located in the heart of the Innovation District, just two blocks from downtown. This building features a striking exterior and interior with 7 private offices, a conference room and large open work space.

Available July 2019
237 at Innovation District

15-35
1,709-3404

237 features two suites, A and B; Suite A is available beginning July 2019. This trendy, eye-catching space features a mostly open layout with modern design elements, an attached parking lot with plenty of parking spaces, and state-of-the-art landscaping.

Available Now
239 at Innovation District

2-39
925-3,899

With a blend of private suites and open office space, 239 is an eye-catching building perfect for any growing business. Design elements include glass-walled offices, a kitchenette with contemporary appliances, and plenty of windows for lots of natural light.

Available Now
623 at Innovation District

10-15
1,922

This beautiful office space blends historic touches with modern elegance to create an inviting and unique workspace. With exposed wooden beams, brick accent walls and an ultramodern kitchenette, this mostly open-plan office is ideal for any cutting-edge company.

Available December 2019
108, 110 & 112 at Innovation District

10-20
2,000, 2,000 & 2,500

Currently undergoing renovations for December 2019 move-in! These offices can be customized to fit your business' individual needs by adding conference rooms, phone booth-style offices and breakout space. You can also choose design elements like paint colors & flooring.

Nearby Restaurants 59 restaurants within 1 mile.

Bistro 1245

American

0.4 mi

Dick Mondell's

Burgers, Fast Food

800 ft

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

Sushi Bars, Asian Fusion, Japanese

0.4 mi

Cilantro Tacos

Tacos

800 ft

Emiliano's Cafe

Latin American, Spanish

0.45 mi

Felipe's Mexican Taqueria

Mexican, Bars

0.3 mi

Leonardo's Pizza

Pizza, Coffee & Tea, Italian

0.4 mi

Dragonfly Sushi & Sake

Sushi Bars, Japanese, Tapas Bars

2500 ft

Paramount Grill

American

0.41 mi

Reggae Shack Cafe

Caribbean, Vegetarian

450 yd

Leonardo's 706

Breakfast & Brunch, American, Pizza

1500 ft