LITHONIA, GA. — Wendover Housing Partners plans to begin construction in August on Granite Crossing, a $14.7 million, 75-unit apartment community that will anchor Lithonia Plaza in downtown Lithonia, a southern suburb of Atlanta. According to Wendover, the multifamily property will be the first major construction in the city since 2009. To make way for Granite Crossing, demolition has begun on an 80,000-square-foot, city-owned building that has been vacant since 2009. Wendover Housing partnered with the state of Georgia, Lithonia Downtown Development Authority, the city of Lithonia and Bainbridge GP LLC on the project. Residents are expected to occupy Granite Crossing next summer. The property will comprise one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with monthly rents ranging from $620 to $800. Amenities will include a clubhouse with a fitness center, computer lab and an activity room for after-school programming. Other amenities include an outdoor splash park and playground equipment.
Eight months after the demolition of the city-owned portion of the Lithonia Plaza, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for a housing development.