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Stand-alone Starbucks, new Dollar Tree planned in Oakwood
A Murrayville man hopes to redevelop this area of Mundy Mill Drive in Oakwood into a six-unit apartment complex.

A mix of retail and residential development is headed Oakwood’s way, including stand-alone Starbucks and Dollar Tree stores and a six-unit apartment complex.

Oakwood building official Joe Hayes said Monday that plans are under review for the 1,850-square-foot Starbucks in the Merchants Crossing Shopping Center at 3707 Mundy Mill Road off Interstate 985.

The coffee shop would be in what is now a parking area between Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

Kenny Holzer, president of Atlanta-based Skyline Seven Real Estate, said he might be able to give more information about the development in a couple of months.

Also, a 10,000-square-foot stand-alone Dollar Tree is planned at 4026 Winder Highway, across from Royal Lakes Marketplace off Sloan Mill Road and next to Advance Auto Parts, Hayes said.

It wasn’t immediately known what the development would mean for the Dollar Tree store in Merchants Crossing.

“As far as we know, it’s staying there,” Hayes said.

And while those projects involve new construction, a A Murrayville man is looking to redevelop a section of Mundy Mill Drive into a six-unit apartment complex.

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its approval Monday night to rezone three-fourths of an acre off the road from highway business to multiple family residential district to enable James Parks to build the apartments. The rezoning specifically targets three properties.

He said he would like to start building the apartments — four two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units — in March. Rents would be about $800-$850 monthly.

Mundy Mill Drive, which connects highly traveled Mundy Mill Road to Oakwood Road, has mixed uses, but much of it is residential.

“There are several rental homes in there, and they’re older houses,” City Manager Stan Brown said. “I think a good improvement would take place if this were redeveloped.”

The planning commission’s recommendation goes to Oakwood City Council, which would have final say.

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