COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A $52 million project is set to break ground near the Chattahoochee River.
W.C. Bradley revealed the plans on Wednesday at a press conference, where city officials celebrated the progress of developing the Fountain City and portions of Phenix City.
The company is calling it the largest project they've taken on in the last three decades.
A portion of the project includes a new park that will be known as Legacy Park that will sit in the shadows of what they're calling a one-of-a-kind apartment complex.
"The amazing thing is it's going to be built on top of a parking garage and then we're going to build four stories of apartments on top of it so the residents of the rapids will be very high up overlooking the river, overlooking a park, overlooking the whitewater rapids," said Mat Swift, President of W.C. Bradley Company Real Estate.
W.C. Bradley is calling the future apartment complex "The Rapids at Riverfront Place," consisting of 226 one and two bedroom units for residents in the valley.
However, this project doesn't stop on the Columbus side of the river.
"We've acquired four blocks on the Columbus side and the entire block on the Phenix City side, well what that does gives us to brand both sides of the river," Swift said.
This area will be known as the "River District," consisting of what W.C. Bradley is saying could become grocery stores, restaurants, and other entertainment for both sides of the Chattahoochee.
"This is by far the biggest project we have ever undertaken," Swift said. "It's a $52 million project apartments with restaurant and retail down right on top of the river, it's got all of the amenities, all modern day apartments have, so it's a huge excitement for us, it's a great continued commitment to develop the downtown and uptown."
The Rapids Apartment Complex and Legacy Park are set to break ground as soon as April, and W.C. Bradley is expecting to have residents in those apartments as soon as 2018.