Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.
According to Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards, the complex will be for those 55 and older. The 46-unit complex will consist of one three-story building and two one-story buildings, he said. The one-story units will be quadraplexes.
“It’ll be an apartment complex, not condominiums,” he said. “The units will be for rent. Its location downtown will be convenient for senior citizens because it’ll be within walking distance of the new library, and it’ll be on the Liberty Transit bus route, which will give seniors access to grocery stores, dining and medical appointments.”
The Hinesville Inspections Department confirmed the apartment complex is owned and being constructed by W.H. Gross Construction Co. of Kingsland. Project superintendent John Tobin said the completion date for the project is scheduled for May 2015. Assistant project superintendent Greg Foreman said most of the current work is landscaping the site to raise its elevation site so that it is level. Foreman referred to the apartment complex’s design and construction features, saying each apartment will be “very nice.”
Renaissance Park is one of several construction projects under way or scheduled to be completed on or near Memorial Drive. In addition to the recently completed Department of Veterans Affairs Primary Care Clinic located at Memorial Drive and East Oglethorpe Highway, a Zaxby’s restaurant is nearing completion at that same intersection.
With the realignment of Central Avenue nearing completion, construction for a new Liberty campus for Armstrong State University at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Welborn Street will begin soon. Also in that same vicinity, the new Liberty County Library will be built. Edwards said the contract for the library project has not been awarded.