Johnson Ferry East Apartments
Johnson Ferry East was a 498-unit public housing community located on 56 acres in northern DeKalb County. The entire site was demolished and redeveloped according to a multi-phase, mixed-use master plan, with an emphasis on mixed-income senior housing. This redevelopment plan was in response to the needs of the current residents at Johnson Ferry East, the Housing Authority of DeKalb County, the local government officials, and the overall input received from the community stakeholders. The Master Plan was developed primarily to meet the needs of these residents, with the first two phases of development known as Ashford Parkside and Ashford Landing being specifically designed as elderly replacement housing. Phases I and II of the redevelopment are complete. The remaining mix of uses includes neighborhood retail (to include among other uses: shops, restaurants, and local services), market rate apartments, and the single-family neighborhood. This pedestrian friendly environment, Brookleigh, has been created to support the well-being and provide a quality of life for the existing elderly residents, new residents, and the surrounding community.
Phase I of Redevelopment - Ashford Parkside Senior Residences: This 151-unit, independent living community is designed for seniors age 62 years and older. A mixed-finance redevelopment property, it encompasses 8.7 acres of the 59-acre tract that is the former location of the Johnson Ferry East public housing site. Ashford Parkside provided the first phase of replacement housing for the seniors that previously resided at Johnson Ferry East.
Phase II of Redevelopment - Ashford Landing Senior Residences: This 117 unit, independent living community is designed exclusively for seniors age 62 and older who are capable of residing in an independent living community. Ashford Landing provided the second phase of replacement housing for seniors currently residing at Johnson Ferry East.
Phase III of Redevelopment - Hearthside Brookleigh: This 121 unit, independent living community is designed exclusively for seniors age 62 and older who are capable of residing in an independent living community. HearthSide Brookleigh recently received EarthCraft Multifamily certification from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface Energy InstituteUpon completion, the remaining phases of the JFE redevelopment, the "Brookleigh District", will include senior apartments, high-end single family homes, luxury mid-rise apartments and a retail village, all built around a central park. The PATH Foundation multipurpose trail runs through the site, connecting the community to Blackburn Park, Murphy Candler Park and other destinations throughout metro Atlanta. The residents of these properties also have convenient access to public transportation, two supermarket-anchored shopping centers, restaurants, the Ashford-Dunwoody YMCA and nearby hospitals and medical facilities. Brookleigh’s green features have been recognized by the Georgia Urban Forest Council, which awarded the development its 2010 Outstanding Streetscape Revitalization Award.
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