Two affordable housing communities coming to Clayton County

Villas at Mt. Zion and Flats at Mt. Zion are part of a new development south of Atlanta

Zimmerman Properties has announced the beginning of construction on affordable housing communities in Clayton County.

Villas at Mt. Zion and Flats at Mt. Zion are two new dwellings from a strategic alliance between developer and affordable housing builder Zimmerman, and investment firm TriStar.

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Credit: TriStar

Credit: TriStar

“Through the alliance, Zimmerman and TriStar will build and operate affordable housing communities that offer innovative wraparound services focusing on the education, social and emotional wellbeing of its residents,” Zimmerman Properties COO Bob Davidson said in a press release. “We’re excited about both the collaboration and the innovative aspects of this initiative.”

The development at 3297 Mount Zion Road, Stockbridge, includes two communities: one serves older adults and another targets families with school-age children.

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Villas at Mt. Zion, is a 96-unit independent living community for adults 55 and up. The Flats at Mt. Zion is a 210-unit multi-family community for families with children who attend Mt. Zion Elementary and Primary Schools. The development will feature a gated entry and easements which all residents can use to access the swimming pool, exercise facility, computer library, playgrounds, outdoor garden, wellness center and the Early Learning Center (ELC).

Atlanta-based nonprofit Star-Inc. will staff the ELC. The organization will give residents free on-site wraparound services including an after-school program for kindergarteners through fifth-graders, healthy living and eating classes, general wellness programs, community gardening and summer camps.

“A ground-breaking ceremony is being planned at the construction site and will be followed by a formal grand opening at the completion of construction,” Davidson said. “We look forward to inviting all collaborators and supporters to those two events.”