Riverview Landing in Smyrna (Part 3)

Riverview Landing in Smyrna construction progress (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)Riverview Landing in Smyrna construction progress (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

This is the third in a series of construction progress articles with slideshows about Riverview Landing in Smyrna.  The project is on Riverview Road between Dickerson Road and Veterans Memorial Highway.  The site was largely considered to be located in Mableton until Smyrna annexed the property.

The history of Riverview Landing in Smyrna

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Riverview Landing has been in the works in some form or other for 10 years.  Jamestown Properties, the developer of Ponce City Market, was the original owner.  The early plans included 155 single-family residences, 332 townhomes, 165 condominium, 200 residential senior housing units and 850 apartments on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

Jamestown sold the property to the Ardent Companies, and the Smyrna City Council approved a scaled-down version of the original plan in March of 2017.

The phase currently under construction is apartments by Prestwick Companies.

According to an announcement from Prestwick, The Eddy at Riverview Landing is scheduled for opening in the spring of 2019.  It will include 310 Class A apartments, a coffee shop, a community theater, a kayak launch, walking and biking trails, and a public park that will become a Smyrna city park upon completion.

Prestwick is the developer for the multi-family component of Riverview Landing, Avalon Real Estate Partners will build 298 for-sale homes at a later date, Matrix Residential is the property management firm for the project, and the master developer is The Ardent Companies.

The Chattahoochee River Trail will eventually run alongside Riverview Landing, beginning on the north at the I-285 bridge, heading southward past an upcoming county park on the Chattahoochee River, and connecting with another mixed-use trail at Mableton Parkway. The trail will also have a bridge across the river to connect with the Proctor Creek Greenway.

Several things have changed since the last slideshow.  Street trees have been planted.  Progress has been made on the large retainer walls on the west side of Riverview Road.  On the east side of the road utility pipes and conduit are sticking up from the ground like a little forest. And the sidewalks on both sides have been repaired and extended.

Check out the slideshow below

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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