Community Conversations

Recent news from the City of Smyrna:

  • - Jonquil Village: This project is an example of a good project impacted by the economic recession gripping the nation. Positioned at the corner of Atlanta Road and Spring Road, Jonquil Village completion remains stalled due to the difficulty of retaining construction financing in tight financial markets. The original owners remain committed to doing the project and Publix remains committed to building a new grocery store on the site. The City of Smyrna is looking forward to work resuming on this site, and desire it greatly.
  • - Belmont Hills: The story for Belmont Hills mirrors that of Jonquil Village. There is no new news to report except that if you have not seen the site lately, the buildings have been removed and the site is ready for construction to begin.
  • - The Crossings: The old shopping center on the Northwest corner of Concord Road at South Cobb Drive was rezoned a few months ago to a new site plan. The zoning remains Commercial as it is now, but when this property is developed it will look very different. The major tenant will be Kroger which plans to build a new modern store of between 95,000 – 100,000 square feet in size, or roughly double the size of the existing store on the opposite corner. The new store will also sell gasoline in an area out front. The shopping center owners are a major redevelopment firm out of the Chicago area called Tri-Land Properties. Tri-Land and City staff worked in advance of the rezoning to meet community wishes and significantly improve the appearance of the finished site. Items addressed were more landscaping, improved signage, and a big reduction in the number and size of the signage.
  • - Former Home Depot Landscape Supply Store Site: This is the site on the Southwest corner of the intersection of South Cobb Drive with the East-West Connector. The old store was torn down over a year ago and the site was filled in with additional dirt to raise it to meet road elevation. (The former Home Depot store sat down below the road and was hard to see.) Recently, the City Council amended previous rezoning of the site for a change in the first site plan proposed by the new owners, Columbia Properties, combining three parcels into two parcels. RaceTrac Petroleum plans to build a modern station on one of the enlarged parcels. Smyrna Eye Group, now located on Concord Road in Smyrna, plans to build a new modern building for their practice on the other parcel and then move to the new location.