Plans for what’s been named the South Lawn development in Lawrenceville call for homes and commercial space a short distance from the city’s square.
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Clearer timeline released for $200M downtown Lawrenceville megaproject

A clearer timeline for the construction of a $200 million megaproject near downtown Lawrenceville has emerged. 

City of Lawrenceville spokesman Lisa Sherman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that demolition work to pave the way for the so-called South Lawn project — which will include retail and greenspace in addition to more than 600 residential units  — is now slated to begin in late summer. 

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Sherman said the multifamily housing component closest to the Lawrenceville Lawn park, which is just north of the 32-acre development site, will be the first phase of the project to go up. Streetscaping and retail offerings along nearby Clayton Street were scheduled to come next.

“The rest of the development will be done in phases over the next three to five years,” Sherman said.

All told, the project from George Berkow Inc. and Novare Group is slated to include  “urban-style, three- and four-story apartments and townhomes,” single-family homes and about 100 “age-targeted” residences, in addition to about 15,000 square feet of retail space and a new “town green.”

The project also involves moving the city’s public utility operations, which were based on the site, to a new building on W. Pike Street. Existing affordable housing units on the South Lawn site are being demolished after new ones are built nearby.

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