South City Partners, McShane Break Ground on Apartment Community in Avondale Estates Near Atlanta
DECATUR, GA. — South City Partners and general contractor McShane Construction Co. have broken ground on Sam’s Crossing, a 197-unit apartment community located at 2700 E. College Ave. in Decatur’s Avondale Estates district. The wraparound project will be situated within walking distance of MARTA’s Avondale Station and include a five-level, 268-space parking garage. South City Partners recently purchased the 3.2-acre lot from longtime property owner Joe Gargiulo of Candler Investment Group. Gargiulo owns other tracts in the Avondale Estates area for future development. Designed by The Preston Partnership, Sam’s Crossing will feature a clubroom, fitness center, on-site management and leasing office, central courtyard, an acre of green space and a resort-style swimming pool, as well as 8,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. McShane, which is also handling the landscaping and surface parking for the retail portion, expects to deliver Sam’s Crossing in the third quarter of 2018.