Plans for a south Augusta apartment complex are still on the table, though a construction date has yet to be nailed down.
Site plans for Augusta Place Apartments that were submitted to the city in March would put a 252-unit apartment complex on 25 acres at 3731 Peach Orchard Road, near Tobacco Road.
“We’re still going forward with things,” said developer John Robison, the chief operating officer for Management Resources Development. “It just isn’t moving along as fast as we would like.”
Several city departments, including engineering, trees and landscaping, utilities and traffic, have rejected the plan for not meeting city codes or standards, said Augusta’s planning and development administrative manager Lois Schmidt, who added that it’s normal for proposed projects to need revisions in the beginning phases.
MRD Apartments, based out of East Lansing, Mich., has built multifamily, military and affordable housing developments across nine states, mostly in the South and Midwest.
Robison said the apartments’ rent will be set at market rates and Section 8 vouchers will not be accepted on the property.
The site on Peach Orchard Road was attractive,
Robison said, because of the area’s booming industry and nuclear plants.
Robison said MRD Apartments developments are three-story buildings with 36 units each.
“Our intention on that property is to build them all at once,” he said. “If it goes real well, we might add on to that.”