Nearly 100 new homes are in the works for the mixed-use Brookleigh development at Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads.
“We’ve submitted our permits to start our model homes and we anticipate being open for sales in May,” said Dwayne Hill, vice president of sales and marketing for Ashton Woods Homes Atlanta.
Hill said Ashton Woods sales will begin in the spring before the 95 townhomes and single-family detached homes are built at Brookleigh. There will be 28 houses and two sections of townhomes, one with 31 units and another with 36 units, Hill said.
“It’s going to be really exciting for people to see when the models are finished in May,” Hill said.
Ashton Woods has seven floor plans for the townhomes and four floor plans for the detached homes, Hill said. The company will build two types of townhomes – one with a two-car garage in the front and one with a garage behind the unit.
Hill said the company has not yet finalized a price range for the homes.
“I think we’ll probably start at the upper ’300s and move into the upper ’500s,” Hill said.
Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams, whose district includes the Brookleigh development, said at a recent Brookhaven City Council meeting that the new city is lucky to have new construction under way.
“It’s unbelievable that we’re still in this recession and having tremendous growth in housing units. Any city would be jealous,” Williams said.
Brookleigh is a 56-acre, mixed-use, master planned community adjacent to Blackburn Park.
The Housing Authority of DeKalb County is re-developing the property through a partnership with The Norsouth Companies and The Collaborative Firm. Brookleigh, the former site of the Johnson Ferry East housing project, is to include senior apartments, townhomes, a park and retail.
There are several different residential buildings on the property, said Paula Gwynn Grant, a spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority worked with the Worthing Companies to develop the recently completed Heights at Brookleigh, a luxury apartment building.
Hearthside Brookleigh, which opened in March 2012, has 121 senior apartments.
“Everyone there is 62 and older,” Grant said. “We’re at 90 percent occupancy at Hearthside Brookleigh.”
Ashford Parkside and Ashford Landing, the first two phases of the project, are senior apartments that were completed in 2009 and are fully occupied.
The final residential piece of the property is the Ashton Woods construction, which will be known as the Reserve at Brookleigh.
A commercial center, to be known as the Shops at Brookleigh, is scheduled to be the final phase of the development. Officials are still in the process finding tenants for the retail space.
“It’s very, very exciting for us, and we’re happy to be a part of this community,” Hill said.