Heartwood Neighborhood at 1717 SE 8th Avenue

Location: 1717 SE 8th Avenue

Start Date: 2008

Estimated Completion Date: 2019

Available Funding: $1.3 Million

Heartwood Neighborhood at 1717 SE 8th Avenue
Heartwood Neighborhood at 1717 SE 8th Avenue


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.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October of 2017 and phase 1 construction is underway.

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

For information about the home models and neighborhood, visit the Heartwood website.

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

Daniel Gil

CRA Project Manager



Last Updated On: Last updated on September 20, 2018