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134 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA, 30601
United States

Athens, Georgia

Site Plan

Overview

Following the Preliminary Planned Development plan from October, Homes Urban has worked hard with the Design Team to be responsive to input and feedback from those in the community. We are proud to make the revised plan public. Feel free to explore the site and familiarize yourself with the plan. Please note, the project name is now 100 Prince, instead of The Village on Prince.

The proposed Planned Development is a mixed-use development consisting of 126 permanent household apartments and approximately 30,200 square feet of commercial/retail space fronting Prince Avenue.  The commercial/retail space will be anchored by an urban-scale grocery store.  The plan calls for the preservation and re-use of the original chapel building (circa 1913) located at the corner of Prince and Pulaski as a sit-down restaurant. 

The proposed site design is driven significantly by the topography of the site and the existing church structure.  The southeastern portion of the site features a 4-story mixed-use building (Building A) and the existing 1913 chapel fronting Prince Avenue, with a 3-story multi-family structure behind Building A, surrounding and over two levels of parking (Building B). The northwest portion of the site will be a mixture of townhomes and flats fronting Childs Street (Building types C1, C2 and C3).  Building D, with two and three levels of apartments, will occupy the northeast corner adjacent to Pulaski Street.

Site Plan Key


Building A

Building A - Levels 1 and 2 contain approximately 27,000 SF of commercial space, including a prospective grocery, accompanied by other retail space and the leasing office with residential tenant amenity space.  On the corner, the existing 3,200 SF chapel will be renovated for a restaurant. Levels 3 and 4 of Building A contain 8 one-bedroom apartments (±800 SF) and 15 two-bedroom apartments (±1,100 - 1,450 SF).  The roof top of Level 3 contains an amenity space for tenant use.

Building A will be compatible with and complement the mixed-use property located across and to the west on Prince Avenue with a brick façade and large windows to fill the apartments with daylight.  A roof top terrace with gas grills and seating will be provided for this building’s residents to provide them “fresh air space”. The retail spaces will have direct access to Prince Avenue with a gallery sidewalk for outdoor dining and covered canopies of wood and metal.  The existing ACC sidewalk will be retained and enhanced.  The goal is to activate Prince Avenue by providing ample space for outdoor activities by providing multi-level outdoor plazas for gathering, window shopping, outdoor merchandising and dining.  A bus stop and ample bike racks will be incorporated into the outdoor plazas in order to encourage and foster alternative modes of transportation.

Building B

Building B - Parking Level 1 contains 141 parking spaces (46,364 SF). Parking Level 2 contains 88 spaces (37,435 SF).  Levels 1-3 of Building B contain 27 one-bedroom apartments (±630 - 830 SF) and 7 two-bedroom apartments (±1,200 - 1,350 SF). sidewalk for outdoor dining and covered canopies of wood and metal.  The existing ACC sidewalk will be retained and enhanced.  The goal is to activate Prince Avenue by providing ample space for outdoor activities by providing multi-level outdoor plazas for gathering, window shopping, outdoor merchandising and dining.  A bus stop and ample bike racks will be incorporated into the outdoor plazas in order to encourage and foster alternative modes of transportation.

Building B will provide a transition from the mixed-use building theme to the more “residential-scale” portion of the site. This design will also have large windows for daylight and balconies for private outdoor space. The materials will be predominantly cementitious siding and brick.  Parking for Buildings A and B will occur in a 2- level parking structure and in a small number of surface spaces.

The goal is to activate Prince Avenue by providing ample space for outdoor activities by providing multi-level outdoor plazas for gathering, window shopping, outdoor merchandising and dining.  A bus stop and ample bike racks will be incorporated into the outdoor plazas in order to encourage and foster alternative modes of transportation.

Buildings C (C1,C2,C3)

Building types C1, C2 and C3 contain 7 Townhouses (±1,400 SF): 27 one-bedroom flats (±700 - 740 SF), and 22 two-bedroom flats (±1,150 SF) for a total of 49 apartments. 

Building types C1, C2 and C3 are intended to be in context with the homes located across Childs Street.  The design will incorporate large covered front porches, painted cementitious lap siding, and pitched asphalt shingle roofs.  Each building will house 7 apartments.  Those buildings which front on Childs Street will be 2-story on the front and 3-story on the back. The C -type buildings are located in order to preserve a number of existing specimen trees and to minimize disturbance inside the critical root zone of those trees.

Building D

Building D will contain 20 garden apartments: 12 one-bedroom (762 SF) and 8 two- bedroom units (1,156 SF or 1,205 SF).

Building D will be similar in appearance to the C buildings and will contain two and three floors, stepping down toward the rear of the property following order to respond to the existing topography.

Recreational amenities for the benefit of the residents include a swimming pool, an indoor gym, roof-top terraces and green space with walking paths.  Pedestrian networks are provided throughout the project with interconnection points to adjacent streets. 

The apartments in the plan are designed to be leased to permanent residents, primarily moderate income households. The commitment of the developer is to exclude students under the age of 21 from leasing the apartments. The design of the project, which does not include any 3 or 4 bedroom apartment units, will be less attractive to students than the purpose-built alternatives available in the marketplace. While the amenities in the project are to be high-quality, they are of a much smaller scale than those of student oriented apartment projects.