Riverview Landing’s multi-family units near completion

Riverview Landing multi-family phase nearing completionRiverview Landing multi-family (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted an update on the Riverview Landing development at Riverview Road on the Chattahoochee.

Today I wandered over to the site, which is about a mile from my house, and created a new slideshow (watch the complete slideshow at the bottom of this article).

One thing that’s evident is that a lot of progress has been made since the last time I reported, nearly a year ago.

But the project seems to still be a few weeks behind the predictions of the developer.

In an email in mid-August a spokesperson for the project passed word to me from The Prestwick Companies, the developer of this multi-family phase, that they expected the first move-ins to be mid-September.

They projected that the three businesses, Chattahoochee Coffee, Restoration Brewing Company, and Grand Champion BBQ, would be open for business by late October or early November.

One thing is for certain. The exteriors of most of the buildings are complete, and in my opinion, they are attractive buildings. I didn’t see any signs that people were moving in already, but it’s feasible the units are ready for occupancy (although the construction noise might create less than optimal living conditions).

But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at the slideshow below.

Watch the slideshow


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 was originally 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.