Apartments, restaurants, and shops heading to Midland - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Apartments, restaurants, and shops heading to Midland

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Crews are hard at work building more than 260 apartment units that will make up Lakeside Village Apartments in Midland behind the Chick-fil-A.

It is something that has people like Krissy Burnette ecstatic because it also means more shops and restaurants just up the road from her home.

"We're actually really excited because that area needs something," said Burnette.

The Woodruff Company is working to develop the land off Beaver Run Road. They say two 16,000 square foot buildings for businesses will go up in front of the apartments.

They are not releasing names yet, but officials say they are working deals with about six restaurants and about six retail stores for that space.

"This side is really growing, and I feel really happy that we are in a really good location. So, I have no regrets," said Padmaja Reddy with Sai Indian Groceries near the new development.

Reddy expects her business will boom with the development.

"I got really excited! Wow! That is great! And, I am still here. I'm not losing this space. This will be just great! So, that is how I felt, and I am really expecting more," said Reddy.

Once the shopping buildings are complete, the Woodruff Company says there will be about 10 acres of land left for sale or lease.

In the meantime, Midland is abuzz with people trying to guess just exactly what eateries and stores will call this area home.

"I like to shop anyway," Burnette said. "So, if they had another strip mall like they did at the Crossings and put in stuff like that, that would be very convenient."

The Woodruff Company is hoping to release the names of the businesses looking at the space soon.

Lakeside Village Apartments are pre-leasing right now and are expected to be ready for new tenants to move in this fall.

If you are interested in buying or leasing any of the land, you can contact the Project Manager, Lucy Jones, by e-mailing her at lucy.jones@woodruffre.com.

Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly