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Kennesaw City Council Mulling $300M Multi-Use Development

City officals in Kennesaw are looking at a request to build a nearly $300 million multi-use development.
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Kennesaw city officials are looking at a building request for a nearly $300 million multi-use development.

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The development which is being called East Park Village would have 850 residential units and a 102-room hotel.

It would also have space for a grocery store, restaurants, office space and a park.

Of the planned residential units, 525 of them would be restricted to people 55 and older.

Darryl Simmons, Kennesaw’s planning and zoning administrator, said the city has received a number of requests from older, active adults looking to downsize.

“Or they just want to have a different housing lifestyle,” Simmons said. “One that’s healthier, more walkable and they have number of opportunities to engage in community activities.”

Simmons also said the units will help the city keep up with an increasing population.

“We’re just over 31,000 people right now but we’re projecting a lot of growth because of the growth at Kennesaw State University,” he said.

The project would include 235 market rate apartments, which Simmons said he hopes will appeal to millennials.

Kennesaw’s City Council will vote on the project next month.

Simmons said if it gets approved, construction would start next year and could take anywhere between two and five years.