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Work underway on this major housing project in Flowery Branch
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Rendering of the Crest at Flowery Branch Phil Niekro apartments.

Grading has started on a 324-unit apartment complex off Phil Niekro Boulevard near Interstate 985 in Flowery Branch.

The Residential Group, the Atlanta-based developer on the project, is starting to clear the site, which is across from Thurmon Tanner Parkway and will also feature five outparcels, possibly for restaurants.

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Grading has started on a 324-unit apartment complex off Phil Niekro Boulevard near Interstate 985 in Flowery Branch. The Residential Group, the Atlanta-based developer on the project, is starting to clear the site, which is across from Thurmon Tanner Parkway and will also feature five outparcels, possibly for restaurants. - photo by Scott Rogers
Flowery Branch City Council

What: Developer plans to discuss the planned apartment and retail construction in the city.

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Where: City Hall, 5410 W. Pine St.

Atlanta-based The Residential Group confirmed the work has started. Asked the status of the project going forward, principal Kurt Alexander said Monday, Nov. 4, “We are working on the updates now.”

The South Hall city has issued a land disturbance permit but not a construction permit, City Manager Bill Andrew has said.

The Residential Group is set to go before Flowery Branch City Council on Thursday, Nov. 7, to talk about site elevations for the project. The developer also is scheduled to discuss its downtown project, a retail-apartment building spanning Main Street between Railroad Avenue and Church Street.

The company, which has released renderings for both projects, should start the downtown work in the next 60 days, Alexander said.

The property for the downtown building was made vacant by a demolition of old city-owned buildings during the summer. Only the historic depot at the corner of Railroad and Main was spared.

Apartments in the downtown building and the complex on Phil Niekro will all be known as Crest at Flowery Branch.

Alexander has said the projects could be completed in 2021.
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Rendering of the Crest at Flowery Branch downtown project.
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