315-unit apartment complex coming to Acworth

A 315-unit apartment complex will be constructed on Cherokee Street next to Interstate 75 in Acworth.

The city of Acworth will soon be home to a new set of apartments that will rise next to a larger project that would breathe life into an old shopping center.

Pollack Shores has closed on the purchase of land on Cherokee Street next to Interstate 75 to build a 315-unit apartment community. The company said the units will have granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a mix of vinyl-plank wood and carpet flooring.

The complex will have 12 buildings anchored by a 2.5-acre park. Amenities for the complex call for a fitness center, swimming pool and deck and a clubhouse.

Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood said the apartments will be constructed next to a project that seeks to redevelop the old K-Mart shopping center just south of the interstate. Demolition of those abandoned buildings, the mayor said, is expected to begin March 6.

Allegood said he does not believe the new project will cause additional traffic, as it’s located adjacent to the I-75 interchange serving the city. The longtime mayor also said the city is looking forward adding this new crop of “millennial housing” to its residential lineup, as it could help boost its population.

“We’re just really excited,” he said. “It’s been about a 15-year journey to develop this property.”

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