An Auburn, Alabama-based developer is seeking city of Carrollton approval for a massive 3.5 acre project planned for the area between Johnson Avenue and North Cliff Street. The proposed mixed use planned development would include two main buildings, one four-story and the other five stories. Eighty-two two-bedroom apartments and seventeen one-bedroom apartments would accompany the massive high-density project, along with retail space.
The potential project named, The District at Carrollton Square will take on the appearance of the New Orleans French Quarter as well as Carrollton’s historic downtown buildings, and its vibe should fit right in with the look and feel of the downtown Carrollton area. City of Carrollton Community Development Director Erica Studdard adds, “It’s the largest downtown project we have had in many years, and hopefully the additional downtown residents will support and sustain the commercial businesses in the area.” The developer notes that this project would not be geared to college students but young professionals, new couples, and empty nesters. He says, “This project will help support small businesses and support more as Carrollton grows.” The cost of the project is expected to be around 20 million dollars.
During a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on December 8th the commission along with residents and business owners heard the plans. The land in question surrounding the potential project would have been rezoned from C-1 to Mixed-Use PD (Planned Development) during the meeting; however, the commission tabled the proposed development to be heard at a later date due to infrastructure concerns from the planned development. Keep following The City Menus for more updates as they become available for The District at Carrollton Square.
UPDATED JAN 15 2021 : Planning and Zoning Commission approves the rezoning and final approval will go before Mayor and City Council.