The developers behind an 82-acre mixed-use development planned for a site along the Chattahoochee River may have to wait a few more weeks to get rezoning approval from the Smyrna City Council.
The city's community development department has recommended that the proposal to rezone 81.95 acres of Planned Village Community (PVC) at the intersection of Riverview Road and Nichols Drive be tabled due to un-addressed concerns about flooding at the site and needed road improvements.
If the recommendation to table the rezoning is accepted by the Smyrna City Council during their Oct. 21 meeting, the proposal will not be heard again until that body's Nov. 4 meeting.
The site, which will be called Riverview Landing, is currently slated to create 155 single-family residences, 332 townhomes, 165 condominium flats, 200 residential senior housing units, and 850 apartments.
In addition to the residential aspect, developers Jamestown L.P. anticipate construction of 190,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, including retail space, restaurants, and office and self-storage facilities.
The site as it exists currently consists of one sales building and several community gardens. It was formerly an industrial area; the developers have demolished most of the old structures and graded some of the terrain on the site.
In order to continue development, Jamestown has accepted several caveats from the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Some of these stipulations include the installation of three traffic signals on Riverview Road and improvements to Veterans Memorial Highway.
According to a memorandum to the city council from the community development department, Jamestown expects construction of the entire project to take between 10 and 20 years.
The agenda for Monday's 7:30 p.m. city council meeting and two documents pertaining to the Riverview Landing project have been attached to this article. You may download them by clicking on the thumbnail image and selecting "download PDF."