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Old 05-24-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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Diner Bakery Company opening in Kennesaw

diner bakery co – More than a diner
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:10 PM
 
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You know...of all the times I visited Kennesaw, I don't remember ever seeing a diner. They've set themselves up in a very good location. Kennesaw could use one and I'm pretty sure they'll do good business with all the college kids.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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Kennesaw OKs new downtown development

KENNESAW — A proposed 38-townhome community at Depot Park received the go-ahead from Kennesaw City Council Monday.

The council voted 5-0 to approve construction of the residential development, known as The Terraces at Depot Park, on a 2.8-acre tract on Sardis and Main streets in Kennesaw’s Central Business District.

Mayor Derek Easterling said he was excited about the project, which he said fits with the city’s “Livable Centers Initiative and adds more residential density downtown.

“Projects don’t get any better than this one,” Easterling said. “It continues the vision that we have for the city, downtown and Depot Park. The completed project will offer homes that front the southern end of Depot Park and our downtown, connect to the trail system and pedestrian underpass, and are walkable to downtown businesses.”
The development’s three-story homes will have about 1,900 square feet of living space, two-car rear-loaded garages and terraces overlooking the park.

Construction of the townhome community is expected to cost $8 million, said Skip Harper, president of the project’s developer, Landmark Communities of Marietta. The price of townhomes in the development will range from $230,000 to $250,000.

“We anticipate beginning development in April 2017, completing infrastructure by October, then starting construction of our fee-simple townhomes immediately,” Harper said. “The first ones will be available by April of 2018.”

Part of the Landmark’s deal with the city includes selling Kennesaw 1.8 acres near the townhome site for the further development of Depot Park.

“The city has been assembling land for the Depot Park master plan, and our parcels were a logical addition,” Harper said.

The land will be offered to the city at the price Landmark purchased it.

“We assembled eight parcels surrounded by South Main Street, Sardis Street, Depot Park and the railroad totaling 4.8 acres,” Harper said. “We are selling two tracts totaling 1.8 acres to the city. One will be for a new ‘Gateway Park’ located at the corner of Sardis Street and South Main (replacing the old retail buildings) and another to be a future phase of Depot Park.”

As required for projects developed in the city’s Central Business District, the townhouse community had to be reviewed and approved by the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority and the Historic Preservation Commission prior to seeking the council’s approval.

On Sept. 13, the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority recommended approval of the project with a 10 percent rental cap that restricts the number of townhomes being rented by homeowners to no more than four homes at any one time.

On Sept. 20, the Historic Preservation Commission approved the development’s concept for property.

According to Harper, the townhome community’s architecture will mimic some of the older structures in downtown, and the development’s lighting, crosswalks and roundabout will blend with the city’s public infrastructure.

“We get to build a true downtown community with the added amenity of being located adjacent to their flagship park,” Harper said.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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Nice. Good win for Downtown Kennesaw.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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Good to see Kennesaw continue to develop a real downtown more befitting a sizable town.
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Old 10-19-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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The Kennesaw Marketplace at the corner of Barrett Parkway and Cobb Parkway is REALLY taking shape. The Starbucks is already open and some of the coming retailers already have signage up.

From the Fuqua Development website:

Estimated Completion: Fall 2016
This project is located in the City of Kennesaw in burgeoning Cobb County just northwest of the City of Atlanta, GA. The development site is Cobb County's super regional crossroads of US Highway 41 and Barrett Parkway. The regional mixed-use development will be best in class anchored by a Whole Foods Market, regional sporting goods store, restaurants and other specialty retailers.

Surrounding Population - Over 154,000
45,110 Daily Average Traffic Count on US Highway 41
43,610 Daily Average Traffic Count on Barrett Parkway
Average Household Income of $79,050

Tenants:
Whole Foods
Academy Sports
AT&T
Aspen Dental
Burger 21
Cactus Carwash
Freddy's Steakburgers
Hobby Lobby
Luxury Nails
Mattress Firm
Medalyn Salon and Med Spa
Menchies
Newks Cafe
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Panda Express
Petco
PIE 5
PNC Bank
Quick Trip
Relax the Back
Smoothie King
Sports Clips
Starbucks
SunTrust Bank
U-Break I-Fix
Volcano Steak and Sushi
Which Wich
Zoe's Kitchen
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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Kennesaw gives green light to $17M townhome, condo development
• By Ryan Phillips, MDJ Contributor

A $17 million residential development in Kennesaw planned for a 4.9-acre tract east of the city’s downtown on Moon Station Road was unanimously approved by the City Council on Monday night. The proposed development would consist of 30 townhomes and 56 condominiums. Special to the MDJ-Courtesy of the city of Kennesaw

The Kennesaw City Council on Monday unanimously approved a development project that will bring more residential housing to the downtown area.

The council approved the plan to build 30 townhomes and 56 condominiums on 4.85 acres on Moon Station Road — a lot formerly owned by the Prichard family before being sold to Halter Companies and Piedmont Residential, who will serve as developers on the project.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be $17 million.

Documents filed with the city said that the development, construction and sellout will take approximately 24-30 months.

Darryl Simmons, zoning administrator for the city, said after the meeting that the project has been well received and represents a big step toward a more attractive downtown.

“It’s another great opportunity to have a diverse mixture of housing downtown, and this is our first residential and condominium project in Kennesaw,” he said.

Simmons said the move to develop the lot with residential space will work to revitalize the city’s historic district and Main Street areas.

“The project is part of our master plan to have more density downtown and a mixture of residents that will help downtown thrive,” he said.

The target demographic for the new residential development — named Prichard Park — will be professionals who work in the office space in and around the Kennesaw, KSU and Town Center markets, along with pre-retirees, retirees and “emptynesters” in the area.

Market demand is high for the kind of homes that will be in Prichard Park, with a study by Market Advisory Services LLC showing that 373 single-family homes in the area were sold in the $225,000-$325,000 price range during the last 12 months.

The new properties will also help curve the demand for homes in this price range — a market that has seen demand increase over the past three quarters with little supply available, according to the developers.

The developers said initial pricing for the finished product will be broken into three components. The 20-foot wide townhome will cost just under $300,000, while the 24-foot wide townhome will be in the low-$300,000 range.
The condos will range from the low- to mid-$200,000s, depending on size.

The area zoned for the new Prichard Park development was once owned by former Mayor George W. Prichard, who was a two-term mayor in 1898 then again from 1919-1920.

The development’s architecture will be designed with features similar to the look of the former Prichard home on the property, which fell into disrepair and was recently demolished when the property was purchased.
A special plaque will be placed on the property to commemorate the family once the project is finished.
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Glad to see Kennesaw is creating a dense, town center that will only grow more if commuter rail is built and a station with mixed use development is built in Downtown Kennesaw.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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“Last year, I stood up here and said our growth was unprecedented,” Easterling told the crowd. “Our growth spoke to Kennesaw’s charm and the quality of so many services … 2017 was outstanding and for the second year running, our community has seen similar growth.”


Calling economic development “paramount to the success of the community,” the mayor said Kennesaw has seen about $200 million in private investment and about 425,000 square feet of commercial space added within the last year. An additional 80,000 square feet of commercial industrial space was renovated in 2017, he said, as 80 new businesses opened shop within the city limits and another 20 underwent expansions.



Kennesaw’s building department last year issued more than 1,700 permits, good for a construction value of more than $48 million. City Council members also greenlighted about $500 million in new residential and commercial developments expected to be completed over the next three years.


The biggest of those projects, Easterling said, is the Cherokee Street Corridor Project, a mixed-use development which calls for 900 residential units and 340,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.


“This will be a complex project to say the least, and it will be developed over three or four years,” Easterling said. “Project value: $260 million.”


More: Mayor touts Kennesaw
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