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Cason plans mixed-use development along Forest Drive


This is a design of the new mix-used development planned for the corner of Forest and Brentwood Drives.

This is a design of the new mix-used development planned for the corner of Forest and Brentwood Drives.

Cason Development Group is planning a mixed-used commercial and residential project for the corner of Forest and Brentwood Drives in Forest Acres.

The project includes two commercial buildings with up to 15,000 square feet and 11 townhomes of 1,500-2,500 square feet each. The commercial buildings are expected to attract boutique retail, office, and medical office users. The townhomes are expected to be priced in the $400s targeting empty nesters and young professionals looking for a quiet neighborhood in close proximity to the ever-improving Forest Acres retail corridor.

Cason Development Group is working with Wilson Co., a local infill residential developer, on the mixed-use project. Garvin Design Group and Land- plan Group South will be the architect and engineer for the project, respectfully.

“We are excited about the opportunity to bring this unique mixed-use project to the Forest Acres community,” said Frank Cason, president of Cason Development Group. “Our team has put in a lot of effort on this project over the last 18 months. We are thankful Forest Acres Council members saw the vision for our desire to transform this corner on Forest Drive. Our team had many conversations and a lot of input from neighbors and stakeholders in the community, and we look forward to getting this project out of the ground.”

Forest Acres City Council has approved the project, and Cason hopes construction can start later this year. Access to the development will be through a single driveway off Brentwood Drive, and a planted buffer and a brick wall will separate the project from the residential properties along Greenhill Road.

The development will replace several older multifamily properties currently on the site.

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