West Village,which markets itself as a live, work and play community in unincorporated Cobb County is expanding with 188 new for-lease condos currently under construction.
According to Jack Haylett, senior vice president and director of real estate development with Branch Properties, the large, mixed-unit development was originally constructed in 2005 and opened in 2006. The new condos will be more modernized, he said, and feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and high ceilings. Upwards of 20 different floor plans will be offered, Haylett said.
“They will generally be about the same price point as what we have there now,” he said.
The entire project is expected to be complete in November, Haylett explained, with the first phase being done and ready for residents in September. Pre-leasing will begin in August, he said.
West Village is located at S. Atlanta Road and I-285. There was initial concern that off-ramp construction as part of I-285 development happening there in 2014 could interfere with residents.
As part of SPLOST improvements to the , the state asked the county to construct a modified diamond design instead of a cloverleaf at the interchange. In exchange, the state would cover construction costs. SPLOST dollars will pay for design costs and acquisition of right-of-way.
Haylett said that after conversations with Georgia DOT, he learned that they will not be acquiring any West Village property for the project and that they are even taking extra measures for the residents there.
“Georgia DOT is going to be building a sound barrier wall between that on-ramp onto 285 adjacent to our property,” Haylett said. “It is my understanding that there will not be any interference with the current phase we are developing.”
The West Village community includes a retail village, for-lease condominiums and town homes, and for-sale single-family homes, town-homes and condominiums.