Gary Holding, a Johns Creek-based development company that wanted to turn the 10 acres into an upscale senior living center, came along with a proposal to build a high end, aging-in-place facility. Plans were presented and approved by the newly formed Peachtree Corners Planning and Zoning Commission.
The property was cleared in late August 2012 and a ground-breaking ceremony was held in November 2012, Tony Gary, one of the principals in the company announced that the development would be complete by the fall of 2013.
Those plans have changed.
According to a company spokesperson, the facility, is still nearly a year away from completion.
"All of the rain has certainly not helped, but the project is progressing nicely and we expect to have a marketing office on site in about 30 days," said Tammy McGrady in an email to Patch.
"The land development and infrastructure is complete and we are now starting on the upward construction with an opening date in 11 months," she said.
The planned center, for seniors 55 and over, features residential cottages and apartments for independent living. Noble Village will also provide specialized service for assisted and memory care residents. The company has one other facility, Noble Village at Sugarloaf located in Suwanee.
The Peachtree Corners development will be similar with one exception. The 19 cottages planned for the development will be for sale.
"We wanted to offer the residents an opportunity to actually purchase the cottage they will live in," said Gary during the ground-breaking ceremony last year. "It's not something we've ever done before.
Gary Holding has built a number of other senior living centers throughout north Georgia, but has sold those properties except for the Suwanee center.
After the initial email, Patch followed up with the company to inquire why the delay from the original opening date of Fall 2013. Our phone calls and emails were not returned by deadline for this story.
For now, Peachtree Corners residents will have continue enduring mounds of red dirt, bulldozers and other construction equipment for another 11 months.
Do you live near the construction site? How do you feel about the company's announcement that it will be nearly a year before the project is finished and ready to open?