Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 20, 2007
Albany -- A $25 million housing development at the Sand Dunes near Downtown Albany continues to grow. A group of Atlanta developers is betting big bucks in the future growth of downtown Albany.
The first town homes in the Enclave are nearly finished, with their open house for sales set for October 21st. A group of Atlanta developers, Liberty Partners, David Gibson, and Dwidon Group, are building a three phase group of 183 luxury town homes and upscale apartments on the Sand Dunes off Oglethorpe Boulevard near Downtown.
The developers are betting heavily in the future of Albany's downtown. Liberty Partners Rod Mullice said "you have folks working together to bring economic development here. You have an investment in downtown of almost $200 million. So we thought with that type of commitment we could do our part."
The Atlanta group sees a lack of luxury town homes and apartments in Albany, especially in the downtown area. They picked this Sand Dune location because of it's downtown location, and think people, especially retirees, will find Albany attractive.
Mullice said " The taxes here in Albany, we think the climate here in Albany, we think the lack of hurricanes here in Albany is something that will attract folks from Florida who don't want to pay the hurricane tax anymore."
Real estate agents say the first town homes, in the $117,000 range, are already hot properties.
The entire three phase project, tentatively called the District, is slated to be completed by 2008.
The development group just received one permit from the city needed to begin construction on their second phase, a gated community of town homes. Construction will begin in the next 30 days.