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Roswell Court debuts in Downtown Roswell

ROSWELL, GA, March 22, 2018 – Roswell celebrates the opening of Roswell Court, a newly completed project blending luxury homes, neighborhood office and quiet retail. At the corner of Norcross and Forrest Streets, it’s less than ½ mile from Canton Street, and well within walking distance to all the festivals, shops and dining of Historic Roswell. Convenient access to GA 400 is just 2 miles away.

JW Collection, John Wieland’s boutique brand, partnered with Schmit + Associates to create Roswell Court. “This neighborhood setting is unique, walkable and right where you want to be with detailed homes that sacrifice nothing in sophistication or style,” commented John Wieland.

“This is the first small lot, true mixed-use development in Roswell,” said Dave Schmit, principal of Schmit + Associates. “Combining high end offices with John Wieland’s impeccable touch to residential, it’s an exceptional opportunity.”

The Historic District is undergoing redevelopment with the recent opening of 2 breweries, a planned distillery, a planned hotel, library renovation and other new projects. The nearby Roswell Plaza Shopping Center was purchased by the city and will be undergoing redevelopment as a mixed-use concept. There are few other office condo units that can be purchased in the area.

The 3-building community includes:

  • Seven town homes from $539,000
    • 2400+ sq ft, w/garages
    • 5 already sold
  • Ten city homes (above) from $600’s
    • 3000+ sq ft, w/garages and elevators
  • Five commercial condos (street level)
    • 1100+ sq ft, from $300’s
    • 4 remain – just completed
  • One 2-story retail/office building
    • 2165+ sq ft total

Bridging the Gap

Multi-use communities are a high priority for Schmit + Associates and otherAtlanta-area developers.

BY JIM HARRIS

The baby boomer and millennial generations would seem to not have very much in common. But when it comes to what many members of either generation are looking for in a new home, they share more commonalities than many people might think. Both generations – the two largest in the United States in terms of population – are drawn to similar types of housing, albeit for different reasons.

 

“These are two generations that are moving into different parts of their lifecycles, but both are now drawn to connected, urban-based environments with amenities that you can easily walk to,” says Dave Schmit, founder of Schmit + Associates, a Roswell, Ga.-based master developer.

 

Schmit’s home market in the Atlanta region reflects a nationwide shift from the traditional single-family suburban developments the boomers helped to fuel beginning in the 1960s to mixed-use developments.

 

These developments tend to be in three surroundings: large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta’s Midtown; the central business districts and downtown areas of smaller towns surrounding larger cities, such as Roswell or Alpharetta, Ga.; or close to transit centers such as train stations. Such transit centers may be located in a large city, small town or elsewhere.

 

“There is an effort to create more compact designs around transit stations with housing, retail and entertainment, instead of using a parking garage as a connection hub,” Schmit says. “Cities and developers are creating new environments that harken back to the days before cars where the pedestrian experience is the priority.”

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