Covington Council Approves Permit for Senior Apartment Development

Property News

Area residents 55 years and older will have more local rental options in a couple of years after a Covington City Council vote to approve a Special Use Permit for a new multi-family senior development Tuesday night.

The permit to build The Legends of Covington was requested by Dominium Development & Acquisitions, LLC, of Plymouth, Minnesota. The company said it plans to build an age restrictive, 55-plus community at 5188 Clark St.  

The four-story, 198-unit building will be developed on 12.5 acres of a 16.5-acre parcel of land near Turner Lake Road. It will contain 100 one-bedroom units, 82 two-bedroom units and 16 three-bedroom units.

The main entrance to the development will be off of Clark Street with a planned “right turn in/right turn out” only secondary entrance off of Turner Lake Road.

Jordan Richter, of Dominium, told council members his company was excited about the site.

“Number one, it has direct pedestrian access to the Newton County Senior Center via the underpass at Turner Lake Road," he said. "That is the most active senior center in the entire state of Georgia – 300-plus active users there.  We think teaming our development here with the services, meals, etc. offered via pedestrian access is a major plus.

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