Wednesday July 17th, 2019 11:06PM

Gainesville Housing Authority plans to replace Tower Heights Apartments with new public housing complex

By AccessWDUN Staff

A 160-unit apartment complex that will include public housing and senior housing is planned by the Gainesville Housing Authority at the intersection of Pearl Nix Parkway and Jones Street.

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board is scheduled to hear a request from the Authority April 9 to rezone the 6.8-acre tract from Residential-II (R-II) to Planned Unit Development (P-U-D).

"The development will be built in two phases and will include a mixture of low-income tax credit housing, public housing, senior housing, affordable housing amenities and other services to benefit the community," according to documents on file with the city.  "The project will use public and private financing, relying heavily on the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program through the Department of Community Affairs."

Plans call for the development to be gated and contain four residential buildings that will range between three and five stories in height. 

"Approximately 227 residential parking spaces are to be provided and access is proposed from Tower Heights Road," according to the paperwork.  "The existing Tower Heights Apartments will be demolished consisting of 34 public housing apartment units within 16 structures including one community center."

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