$98 million development planned for Collier Road

By James A. Budd A proposed $98 million mixed-use community on Collier Road just west of Interstate 75 is getting support from nearby civic leaders, but they are increasingly concerned about the city’s failure to make much-needed road improvements on the Westside to handle a surge in redevelopment. The boom has been spearheaded by Selig Enterprises’ 600,000-sqaure-foot mixed-use development, The District at Howell Mill, at Howell Mill Road and I-75. The project included a 150,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter– the first in the city limits of Atlanta– that opened last fall. Pollack Partners and landowner MK Management Company plan to build 55,000 square feet of commercial and office space along with 650 residential units on a 13-acre tract in the shadow of I-75. The new development will replace an existing office and industrial complex. “We’re going to create a community where people can live in a vibrant, urban setting, where it’s a convenient and pleasant walk to the new restaurants, stores and offices we’ll build here,” said Pollack Partners Chairman and CEO Marc Pollack. The developer plans to build luxury multi-family residential units featuring swimming pools, a fitness center, business center, a clubhouse and other amenities. “Our family has owned the land for decades,” said Doug Kuniansky, of MK Management Company. “The community around our property has changed dramatically over the years and the new development will be much more compatible...

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