Snellville recently approved the first new development at the city’s Towne Center — an 88-unit affordable senior housing development adjacent to Snellville United Methodist Church. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

Senior housing development to be first at Snellville Towne Center

The Snellville City Council recently approved the first new development at the city’s Towne Center — an 88-unit affordable senior housing development adjacent to Snellville United Methodist Church. The 55-plus age restricted housing project is also the first development under the city’s new 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Wendover Housing Partners will construct a 111,412-square-foot building on the southwest corner of the SUMC campus on the corner of Henry Clower Boulevard and Pate Street.

“The proposed … age restricted community will not only add value to the nearby properties. It’s very close to the Senior Center in the Towne Center and Wendover’s residents will frequent that facility often,” Wendover officials said in the project’s letter of intent.

Asbury Pointe will include one- and two-bedroom living units, two elevators, and may include a hair salon, social gathering room, exercise room and/or business center. Outdoor amenities may include a gazebo, garden area and shuffleboard court.

“As the rapid increase of senior-oriented development in Snellville and the Atlanta metro will attest, there is a large and growing need for housing for an aging population other than detached single-family homes on large lots, which is by far the most common development type in Snellville,” city officials said.

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