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Developer plans project in Athens


ATHENS, GA. — Two Athens-Clarke County officials say an Atlanta developer is planning a major retail and residential development on the fringe of downtown Athens.

Commissioner Kelly Girtz said Selig Enterprises is planning to build 200,000 square feet of commercial space, including a 90,000- to 95,000-square-foot big-box.

That space would be about twice the size of a typical grocery store but less than half as large as a Walmart supercenter.

Girtz and county Attorney Bill Berryman say they and other officials met with the developer last week.

Jo Ann Chitty, senior vice president at Selig Enterprises, confirms that the company has land under contract but says no tenants are signed up yet.

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– From wire reports