Press Release: Villas at Mt. Zion & Flats at Mt. Zion – Stockbridge, Georgia

Press Release – Villas at Mt Zion & Flats at Mt Zion – Stockbridge GA

Zimmerman Properties is pleased to announce the closing and commencement of construction on Villas at Mt Zion and Flats at Mt Zion in Clayton County, Georgia.  These developments are the first transactions closed in a strategic alliance between Zimmerman and TriStar to build and operate affordable housing communities offering innovative wraparound services focusing on the education, social and emotional wellbeing of its residents.   A formal Ground-Breaking Ceremony is being planned at the construction site, located at   3297 Mount Zion Road, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281, which will be followed by a formal Grand Opening Ceremony at the completion of construction.

The developments consists of two affordable housing communities: (i) Villas at Mt Zion, a 96-unit senior, independent living community (age 55+), and (ii) Flats at Mt Zion, a 210-unit multi-family community targeting families with children who attend Mt. Zion Elementary and Primary Schools.  The development will include gated entry with reciprocal easements to allow all residents the ability to utilize and enjoy the swimming pool, exercise facility, computer library, playgrounds, outdoor garden, wellness center and the Early Learning Center (“ELC”).  The ELC will be staffed by Star-C, Inc., an Atlanta based 501(c)3 non-profit community organization, which will provide residents of the development free on-site wraparound services that include an after-school program for kindergarten through 5th grade aged children of residents, healthy living and eating initiative classes, general wellness programs, community gardening and summer camps.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the (a) Clayton County Board of Commissioners and their governmental departments, including (i) Community Development, (ii) Transportation and Development, and (iii) Fire and Emergency Services for working through the pre-construction review and permitting of this development during the COVID-19 pandemic, (b) the Clayton County Public School system and its (i) Board of Education and (ii) Superintendents, and the (c) Housing Authority of Clayton County and its Board of Directors for working through the land acquisition and bond issuance for the development.

Lastly, we would also like to acknowledge and thank the entire staff of those financial partners and development team members for helping structure, finance and construct these developments:

Developer:ZCT Mt Zion Development, LLC, a joint venture partnership between the following entities:

Community Service Provider:                   Star-C, Inc.   

Contractor:                            Summit Contracting Group, Inc.

Management Company:       Wilhoit Properties, Inc.

Federal Investor:                   Raymond James Tax Credit Funds

State Investor:                       Sugar Creek Capital

Construction Lender:             Bank of America, N.A.

Permanent Lender:                 KeyBank Real Estate Capital / Fannie Mae

Bond Underwriter:                 KeyBanc Capital Markets

Owner Counsel:                     Coleman Talley LLP

Issuer Counsel:                       Law Office of Kenneth D. Brown, as well as McGuireWoods LLP

Bond Counsel:                        Kutak Rock LLP

Underwriter Counsel:             Tiber Hudson LLC

State of Georgia:                    Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Office of Housing Finance

Villas at Mt. Zion, Flats at Mt. Zion will share amenities, with Flats also benefiting from non-profit wraparound services including after-school program:

August 26, 2021