A New Centerville Development

Take a ride up Centerville Road and developers say you'll find a first of its kind in north Florida, a conservation community.

Plans have been in the works for three years and Wednesday developers and future residents broke ground on this unique community.

It will be gated and designed around the beauty of undeveloped land. Construction plans should be finalized in the next month.

Jon Kohler, managing partner with the Centerville community, says, "A conservation community for Tallahassee means 975 acres of great plantation will be preserved. We're restricting it to only 200 home sites, less then 30 percent of property will be built on. The rest will remain open for people to enjoy forever."

Mike and Amber Carlos, soon to be residents, say, "We're excited, even more so then before, and we're definitely going to be out here checking on progress all the time to see how things are coming along, anticipating the completion."

The Carlos family is one of the first to sign a contract in the new community. They say it's important to protect Florida's wildlife and believe living in the conservation community is a good way to do so.