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Metastasizing Fuqua Project could See Public Park, Senior Housing

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All three phases expected to wrap by late 2018

Fuqua Development's Decatur Crossing, the Pac-Man of eastside mixed-use projects, keeps gobbling trees, a church, and houses on its steady course toward a sad-looking former Ford dealership on Scott Boulevard. And now, it sounds like the final product will include an even larger public park and housing for seniors.

Expected to deliver in late 2018, the project's third phase will take over the unsightly Ford dealership land, adding about 10 acres to an existing 20-acre site that comes to a point where Scott Boulevard Baptist Church once stood.

According to a recent post by the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association website, the final section of Fuqua's Decatur trilogy could have 90 senior housing units (all one-bedrooms), with retail space at the base that fronts Scott Boulevard.

As for the greenspace, Fuqua is working with Columbia Residential, developer of the senior housing, to beef up the park's size, the MANA reports.

When the first two phases are complete, Decatur Crossing will feature 80,000 square feet of retail including a Sprouts Farmers Market, 15,000 square feet of office space, at least 700 apartments, and another small park that would be open to the public, officials have said.