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240-unit apartment complex proposed in South Hall
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A 240-unit apartment complex was proposed off Thompson Mill Road in South Hall County. - photo by Jeff Gill

A 240-unit “workforce housing” apartment complex is proposed off Thompson Mill Road in South Hall.

Gardens at Braselton would be marketed to teachers, police and other service-type workers in the growing area, said George Tullos, developer with Cincinnati-based MVAH Partners.

“It is so needed in that area,” he said.

The complex, featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom units and possible rents ranging from $800 to $1,100, would be on 30 acres east of Spout Springs Road and near the Oaks at Braselton senior living complex.

The proposal is set for a public hearing May 21 before the Braselton Planning Commission, as MVAH is seeking to annex and rezone the property to multifamily residential from residential.

Braselton Planning Commission

What: Proposed annexation and rezoning for a 240-unit apartment complex on Thompson Mill Road

When: 7 p.m. May 21

Where: Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Ga. 53

A public hearing also is set for June 7 before the Braselton mayor and Town Council.

Complex amenities would include a swimming pool, laundry room, exercise room, computer center, covered picnic area, playground and multipurpose room, according to the site plan.

If the project is approved, construction could start in the summer of 2019 and be completed in 10-14 months, depending on “weather and other factors,” Tullos said.

“It’s a very loose time frame, at this point,” he added.

The Braselton area is experiencing huge residential and commercial growth, with retail, medical and restaurant development taking place particularly off Spout Springs Road, Friendship Road and Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211.

“It’s a strong market that’s only going to improve,” Tullos said.

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