It’s been almost exactly two months since we posted the last slideshow of the construction progress of Riverview Landing in Smyrna. This is our seventh slideshow on the progress of this large mixed-use development on Riverview Road. Scroll to the bottom of this article to view the photos.
What’s changed since the last slideshow?
There are several things that have changed since the last slideshow posted here. On the east side of Riverview Road the shape of the apartments are becoming more obvious as the sheathing is added to the framing. On the west side where retaining walls were built onto a hill, framing has finally begun.
The lines have been painted on a multi-use trail and sidewalk adjacent to the front of the property, but it isn’t clear at this point how that trail is going to connect to the Chattahoochee River Trail, if it is at all. At the moment the path and sidewalk starts at the north edge of the apartments, and abruptly ends near Dickerson Drive.
The history of Riverview Landing in Smyrna
The section is a recap of earlier articles outlining the history of Riverview Landing.
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.