Demolition set for The Greens on Washington apartment complex

A Washington Road apartment complex is about to face the wrecking ball.


A demolition permit for The Greens on Washington, 1016 Woodsedge Drive, was issued July 16 to Thompson Building Wrecking Co. On Thursday, demolition equipment was at the site across the street from Augusta National Golf Club.

Atlanta businessman Robert L. Johnston, who bought The Greens on Washington in February 2012, was not available for comment Thursday. His assistant said he was traveling with limited access to phone or e-mail, and would not return to his office until Monday.

Johnston and his partners formed The Greens on Washington Road Ventures LLC on Dec. 14, 2011, and purchased the property for $8.3 million on Feb. 28, 2012, from the Mayo Group of Boston.

In July 2012, Johnston, an Augusta National Golf Club member, told The Augusta Chronicle the purchase had nothing to do with the golf club’s property acquisitions around Washington and Berckmans road. He had not decided whether to reinvest in the buildings that were in need of significant repair or to level the complex and start over.

Following the purchase, tenants were not allowed to renew leases.