Heartwood Neighborhood at 1717 SE 8th Avenue

Location: 1717 SE 8th Avenue
Start Date: 2008
Estimated Completion Date: 2017
Available Funding: $1.3 Million


One very important redevelopment project linked to the Southeast Gainesville Renaissance Initiative (SEGRI) is the redevelopment of the former Kennedy Homes property. In 2007, the City purchased and cleared the property, the CRA acting as an agent for the City of Gainesville is formulating plans to redevelop the site into a mixed-income community characterized by high quality housing, top level urban design, "green" features and community connectedness. As of November 2013, the CRA contracted with JB Professional Group and EDSA Landscape Architect to develop the 100% Master Plan and Phase I construction design.

Located within walking distance to local schools, this new residential community will offer 34 new homes, tree-lined streets, and walking trails.

Milestones Accomplished:
  • Community-based Master Plan process complete
  • 100% Master Plan approved
  • Priority on City’s Capital Plan
  • Priority on CRA Strategic Plan

Contact Information

CRA Project Manager: Michael Beard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 352-393-8210 Last updated on August 9, 2016