New development would bring 64 multifamily units to north Bartow

'Affordable housing' project proposed for Adairsville

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A local developer has plans to construct a new, 64-unit multifamily housing project near Woody Road in Adairsville. 

The roughly 21-acre site would be developed by Broadmoor Court, LP. According to a Georgia Department of Community Affairs' (DCA) Office of Affordable Housing application, the project is being overseen by Cartersville developer Nicholas Sherman.

All 64 units in the proposed development would be reserved for low-income residents.

The City of Adairsville adopted a resolution earlier this year to apply for affordable housing tax credits, under the DCA's 2018 Qualified Action Plan, to develop the multifamily complex.

According to documents from the city government, however, "the development is contingent upon funding approval." 

A public notice released by the DCA states the project "will provide quality and affordable housing" to northern Bartow. A permit to construct a sewer pipe for the proposed development was submitted to the United States Corps of Engineers in July; according to the DCA, the "proposed impact" of the development is "40 linear feet of perennial stream and 0.03 acres to the floodplain."

Representatives from the state Department of Community Affairs did not respond to The Daily Tribune News' requests for additional details on the multifamily housing proposal.

Adairsville Mayor Kenneth Carson, however, said he has seen the plans for the proposed project — and he's impressed by what's been presented.

"It seemed like it would be a pretty nice development," he said. "That's one thing that we do need is housing in Adairsville … the plans looked very nice."

Carson went into the history of the development.

"There was a developer that came in and he looked at that and he actually got it rezoned from, I think it was R1 residential, to R2 residential, so they could actually build many structures there on that piece of property," Carson said. "Another company came back in and they actually have filed for a grant on that piece of property — I think we passed that, probably, about three or four months ago."

Indeed, Adairsville City Council members Jerry Towe, Lee Castro and Erwin Holcomb unanimously approved a motion May 10 authorizing Carson to "send correspondence verifying zoning and utility availability" regarding the proposed Broadmoor Court development. 

The apartment complex would be located about a quarter mile from Shake Rag Road and is a little under a mile away from GA 140. Today, the site where the proposed development would be built is surrounded primarily by residential and agricultural properties.

Although the development is far from a done deal at this point, Bartow County Community Redevelopment Coordinator Patrick Nelson nonetheless said he's happy to see signs the local affordable housing stock may be increasing.

"Anything in close proximity to us is beneficial, having somewhere nearby we can refer people to and hopefully get them into some better quality stuff," he said. "We're excited about the couple of senior projects that are going on right now in the city and this, obviously, going on in Adairsville, hopefully means that we'll have some better options for folks."