Leading Multifamily Developer Brings Amenity-Driven Mixed Use Concept to Key Urban Core
ATLANTA – May 16, 2016 – Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily investor and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S., announces that the construction of Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs is underway in the evolving Atlanta neighborhood of Sandy Springs.
Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs broke ground in December 2015, with pre-leasing slated for early 2017, and initial move-ins targeting spring 2017. The mixed-use community will feature 340 luxury apartment homes alongside more than 25,000 square feet of retail space to create a community-driven living experience. The energized, lively streetscape, outdoor seating and urban shopping experience with retail on both sides of the street are designed to create a sense of place and “Main Street” feel that allows for neighborhood events such as weekend farmers and arts markets.
“Throughout the planning process, we worked closely with the mayor and city of Sandy Springs to create a development and design plan unique to the neighborhood that also stays true to Modera by Mill Creek’s amenity-driven, convenient-living philosophy,” said Oz Friedmann, development associate at Mill Creek. “Sandy Springs is gaining an increasing number of residents who crave the same urban walkability as Midtown. Alongside several additional exciting projects in the area, we aim to help make Sandy Springs’ city center that metropolitan hub and vibrant home base for millennials and young professionals.”
Sandy Springs remains the largest office market in Metro Atlanta and one of the region’s leading employment hubs. The city is home to several key national employers, including UPS, IBM, Cisco, Cox Enterprises, Newell Rubbermaid and ING. Three hospitals account for approximately 10,000 employees, and the area will receive a boost from a future Mercedes Benz headquarters and a State Farm office development addition in the Central Perimeter Business District just three miles from Sandy Springs.
Located at 6125 Roswell Road across from City Springs – the forthcoming community-centric district with a performing arts center, family theatre, park, mixed-use retail and more – Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs will complement and deliver a multifaceted living experience to the burgeoning area. Its innovative streetscape, walkability, three courtyards, dog park, outdoor active space, theatre movie lawn, retail and other amenities combine to create a vibrant lifestyle for residents that extends beyond the traditional apartment community.
In addition to on-site shopping, restaurants and the amenities listed above, Modera by Mill Creek – Sandy Springs will feature a professional-quality fitness center with a yoga studio, club room with gaming areas, and an elevated resort-style pool with views facing south toward Buckhead.
In close proximity to the community are a host of local restaurants, shops and parks. Among the parks in the area are several Chattahoochee River National Recreation Areas, Abernathy Greenway Park and Morgan Falls Overlook Park, making it a desirable location for those seeking active lifestyles.
For its Modera communities, Mill Creek targets walkable locations that allow for active and social lifestyles, focusing on everyday conveniences for residents.
“As the first apartment developer in Atlanta to house an organic grocery store on the ground floor – Sprouts at the Modera by Mill Creek – Morningside community – Mill Creek continues to push the envelope in Atlanta as it expands, evolves and creates an experiential style of living,” Friedmann said. “The team is passionate about finding a unique story and vision for each project and focusing on design that complements each development’s respective neighborhood and demographic.”