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SouthPark boom continues with a $78 million proposed development beside the mall

Florida-based developer ZOM on Thursday announced a $78 million mixed-use project to be built next to SouthPark mall on Barclay Downs Drive, in front of Reid’s Fine Foods and McCormick & Schmick’s.

The proposed development would be called Hazel SouthPark.

The details:

– Six stories, with room for a clubhouse and amenity space.

– Up to 266 residential units and 15,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.

– It would offer one, two and three bedroom units, ranging from 980-2,375 square feet. Some features include gourmet kitchens, separate dining areas, spacious closets, built-in cabinetry and private balconies.

– Amenities include: Pool deck, fitness center, entertainment kitchen and lounge.

– It would replace an office building that’s been on the SouthPark site since 1987.

In case you haven’t noticed, SouthPark is in the middle of a major development boom. About 2,400 new apartments, office towers and mixed-use projects are currently being built in the area. In 1995, about 30,000 people worked in SouthPark. Now the number has more than doubled with nearly 70,000 people.

This flurry of new development has also highlighted problems in SouthPark – huge increases in traffic and inadequate infrastructure.

Some other things coming to the area:

– Plan to redevelop the Colony apartment complex into 990 new apartments which would increase traffic more than three-fold in the area.

– City Council recently approved a rezoning request for Sharon United Methodist church — the “ski slope” church — to be redeveloped into a new project with nearly 500 residential units. The plan also includes a hotel, up to 170,000 square feet of commercial space and a fitness facility. The church would remain at the center of the new development.

– In May, a developer filed a rezoning request for a 5.25 acre-site less than half a mile away from the ZOM project site on Piedmont Row Drive for 400 multifamily residences. The site also would have office space and space for shops and restaurants.

Read more about the proposed development and the developer, ZOM, here.

Photo: ZOM