Lawrenceville News & Announcements

Posted on: January 26, 2018

Lawrenceville Housing Authority Redevelops, Partners with City on New Units

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Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Ga – January 25, 2018 – The City of Lawrenceville together with the Lawrenceville Housing Authority announces plans for a new development project to replace existing housing with new multi-family units. This public-private partnership, being designed and built by Richport Properties, will yield a capital investment of around $4 million and includes a complete redesign and build out of existing units on new property located at Scenic Highway and Constitution Boulevard.

“This development will blend today’s new urban living style and walkable environment with affordable housing options for those in need,” said Chuck Warbington, city manager. “It is the goal of the city to focus on implementing the Downtown Master plan, fill-in those areas needing a facelift and bring affordable housing, diverse housing options and a walkable environment to Lawrenceville’s core. This project supports that vision in redefining a blighted corridor with a beautiful and new residential community that compliments the Oak Street project and the South Lawn project in quality and connectivity of the downtown area.”

This new development will provide the Housing Authority residents with modern floorplans, upgraded amenities and improved energy efficiency. The new units will replace the existing, outdated apartments currently surrounding City Hall and will include a common area, ample parking and a playground for children living in the community.

“Our goal with this project is long-term preservation of affordable housing,” said Lejla Slowinski, executive director of the Lawrenceville Housing Authority. “Often times when cities redevelop their downtowns, affordable housing is just an afterthought. I commend the City of Lawrenceville for working collaboratively with us to provide viable, quality housing options for residents at all income levels.”

Rick Porter added, “This truly is a unique project that offers an unprecedented benchmark in affordable housing projects, providing quality homes to those in need and blending that development with the rest of the community for a more inclusive environment. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the city and the Lawrenceville Housing Authority in realizing this vision as we continue to build for the private sector in Lawrenceville as well.”

Porter is also developing the privately funded $20-million City View project along Oak Street in Downtown Lawrenceville. Together with the South Lawn project, these three developments will create an area for continued in-fill opportunity to the development community.

The housing authority’s development project is currently in the design stage. Construction for this project is expected to be underway in the spring of 2018 with a goal of completion in early 2019. For more information on the City of Lawrenceville and development activity, please visit www.lawrencevillega.org.

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