Development coming to Cusseta Road

Ambling Development Partners recently announced construction of a $25.5 million residential development on Cusseta Road property formerly occupied by Mockingbird Trailer Park.

The housing complex, the Avalons, will consist of apartments and townhouses and will be situated on the 17 acres of land near the intersection of Cusseta and Fort Benning roads, said Reggie Richards, executive director of Columbus South, an organization that tries to promote south Columbus and attract developers.

The Avalons will include 250 to 270 two- to four-bedroom units that will be rented to low to moderate income families.

Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2008 and be completed by December 2008.

Ambling has said the complex will have a clubhouse, pedestrian walkways, a swimming pool, playgrounds, picnic and grill areas, a billiard room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a cyber cafe and business center and a pavilion.

The group said apartment features include gourmet kitchens, washer/dryer hookups, open floor plans, suite style master bedrooms, walk-in closets, high-speed Internet capability, decks, patios, sun rooms, formal dining rooms and large living rooms.

"This will be the catalyst for change for the area," Richards said. "I am really excited about this development because that area is probably one of the most deprived areas in Columbus."

See Saturday's Ledger-Enquirer for more on this development.