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community under construction in Winder, Ga., which will target educators in Barrow County. "Barrow County in general and
Winder more specifically have been growing at a positive pace,"
Wilmoth explains. "As such, the K-12 population has increased
rapidly, resulting in the opening of a new middle school and proposed new high school in 2019.The issue there is teacher retention
because those coming out of college aren't able to immediately
afford a single-family home in the affluent area."
KCG Development worked closely with the Winder City Council and mayor, as well as the Barrow County school board to identify its target demographic and build an apartment community to
fit their needs. "We hope to retain teachers in the brand-new residential community that is steps away from amenities so they can
live, work and play in Winder and Barrow County," Wilmoth says.
"We identified that need and designed around that need."
KCG Development worked closely with the Winder City Council and mayor,and the Barrow
County school board to identify its target demographic and build an apartment community.
By mid-2015, KCG Development had determined the housing
need in Winder with city officials, and The Exchange is expected to
be completed in summer 2018. The company is about 60 percent
The Exchange will include 120 garden-style apartments and 10
townhomes. Located on Exchange Circle, the community is in the
center of a blossoming commercial corridor off of Highway 316.
"The Exchange community is poised to become the next premier
multifamily housing development in the growing city of Winder,"
the company says.
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