A four-story building of 65 rental apartments will be built in Smyrna for senior citizens, ages 62 and above. (Courtesy of Smyrna and Prestwick Land Holdings)

Smyrna OKs senior citizen rental community

A 65-unit senior living community has been approved by the Smyrna City Council.

The City Council rezoned the property from Light Industrial to Residential Highrise Planned Development.

Limited to ages 62 and above with no children allowed to reside there, the $14 million building will be constructed on 2.62 acres on Smyrna Hill Drive by Prestwick Land Holdings LLC of Atlanta.

Not an assisted living facility, the four-story building will be comprised of all rental units - each to be one-level apartments with elevator access.

The site plan provides 53 parking spaces at a ratio of 0.82 parking spaces per unit and an additional eight parallel spaces on Smyrna Hill Drive to serve as a traffic-calming measure.

The site is across the street from Sparkles Skate Rink.

Financing will take about a year; so construction will be underway in about 18 months, according to Prestwick owner Chuck Young.

A waitlist will become available about three or four months before opening.

No one spoke during the public hearing.

Information: PrestwickCompanies.com/development, SmyrnaGa.gov

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