The Lawrenceville, Ga. club had operated for 60 years as the oldest private club in Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta before it was closed in September 2019 by ClubCorp. The 220-acre property that had an 18-hole course designed by Willard Byrd and George Cobb will now be developed into 456 homes and 354 apartment units, with centrally located amenities including an activity center, fitness center, pool, dog park, co-working spaces, and outdoor patio area with grilling stations and fire pits. Internal pocket parks and 16.8 acres of open space are also planned.
Plans for the transformation of the former Northwood Country Club in Lawrenceville, Ga. into a gated residential community have been unveiled, the Atlanta (Ga.) Business Chronicle reported.
The club had operated for 60 years as the oldest private club in Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta before ClubCorp announced its closing in September 2019 (https://clubandresortbusiness.com/clubcorp-to-close-northwood-cc/). At the time, ClubCorp said Northwood members would have the option to transfer their memberships to other ClubCorp properties in the metro Atlanta area, which include the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek, Ga., Bear’s Best Atlanta in Suwanee, Ga. and the Buckhead Club in Atlanta.
The 220-acre Northwood property included a 6,800-yard, 18-hole golf course designed by Willard Byrd and George Cobb.
Home builder The Providence Group of Georgia LLC is now proposing to redevelop 172 acres that includes the golf course into 456 homes, the Business Chronicle reported, including a combination of both front and rear-entry townhomes, single-family front and alley-entry homes, according to plans filed with the county.
The homes would range in size from 1,600 to 2,200 square feet. The proposed development would include 16.8 acres of open space, the Business Chronicle reported.
“The proposed community would consist of townhomes and single-family detached homes at a size, quality, and price-point commensurate with or exceeding homes in the surrounding area,” the developer said in the plan filed with Gwinnett County planning officials, the Business Chronicle reported.
In addition, The Providence Group is proposing to develop approximately 354 apartment units on an adjacent 33.6-acre tract at the former country club, the Business Chronicle reported. The apartments would be one- and two-bedroom units, with the average being 900 square feet.
“The proposed development would provide amenities for residents, including recreational options such as a fitness center, pool, dog park, co-working spaces, and outdoor patio area with grilling stations and fire pits,” the developer said in the plan filed with the county. “The proposed development also provides internal sidewalks and internal pocket parks which promote connectivity, as well as create recreational and walkable environments for the residents. The centrally located amenity would also create an activity center and gathering place for residents, to foster a sense of community,”
The project is scheduled to be heard by the Gwinnett County Planning Commission at its June 2 meeting, the Business Chronicle reported. More about the project can be found at https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/upload/bac/24/20200602/ap_PC_AgendaPackage_201906.pdf
Providence Group is a subsidiary of Plano, Texas-based Green Brick Partners Inc., the Business Chronicle reported. Its other local communities include Abberley Township in Johns Creek, Centennial in north Fulton County, Three Bridges and Villages at Huntcrest in Gwinnett County, and Jamestown in south Forsyth County.
In January of this year, Providence Group filed plans for another new community in Suwanee in Gwinnett County, the Business Chronicle reported.
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