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2008AR-075 Landing at Southlake



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2008AR-075 Landing at Southlake
400 South Ebony Lane
Albany, Georgia 31701
Dougherty County


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Number of Units:       40

Project Activity:            New Construction

Tenancy:                      Senior

The Landings at Southlake will be an elderly development that is designed to foster development of housing for seniors, contribute to objectives of the City’s South Albany Redevelopment Plan, and encourage community activities and services from within the neighborhood. The project consists of 40 townhouse (single-story) units consisting of 10 one bedroom/one bath and 30 two bedroom/two bath units. A total of two units will be designed as fully accessible, and all will be single story and fully adaptable.

The proposed site is considered an infill location amongst a mostly developed area and is bordered on three sides by public streets, Ebony Lane to the north, South Madison to the west and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to the east. The northern side is bordered by The Bridges at Southlake (Phase I of Southlake Village), 55 multifamily town home units, the southern side will be the location of The Cove at Southlake (Phase III of Southlake Village), 38 single-family duplex homes, and the eastern and western side are composed of single family homes and commercial establishments. The site makes use of existing roadways, utilities and city services, such as bus services and garbage pick-up. The entire Southlake Village Master Planned Community is exceptionally well-located to community amenities, such as grocery, banking, retail, medical facilities, and schools.

All units at The Landings will be designed to meet state and federal accessibility and fair housing requirements, and will be adaptable to meet the needs of persons with disabilities, and 7% of units will be designed for mobility disabled.

Unit amenities will include carpeting, mini-blinds, washer/dryer connections, patios, outside storage closets, and full kitchens with energy efficient refrigerator dishwasher, and self-cleaning oven with cook-top and all units will have built-in fire sprinkler systems. Site amenities will include a covered pavilion picnic area/BBQ facilities, fenced community garden and walking path with sitting area. Also, a community building will be constructed that will include an exterior audio and visual alarm system, an equipped exercise area and computer center, along with management office, and required laundry facilities.  The Landings at Southlake has been designed to incorporate a high level of energy efficiency components with the goal of significantly improving the long term viability of the deal in accordance with the objectives of recovery legislation.

Vantage Management will coordinate several types of services, which typically include social and recreational programs like pot-lucks, bingo, birthday parties, etc. Since the proposed development is setting aside 5% of its total units (with a minimum of 3) for person with disabilities, management will contract with a qualified service provider,

Albany Area Community Service Board, to provide crisis intervention and other appropriate services. Also, management will work with local businesses and service providers to coordinate educational seminars and health screenings.

As part of the AARA reporting requirements, Fyffe Construction estimates that the project is projected to preserve 161 jobs at the construction/site level and 17 jobs at the development, management and professional level (see attached analysis for each job designation).



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