Review board signs off on design for Columbia Ventures in Brooklyn

The Atlanta-based developer plans an estimated $100 million apartment and retail project at Forest and Park streets.

Atlanta-based Columbia Ventures LLC is a step closer to breaking ground on its proposed five-story, 341-unit mixed-use apartment community at Park and Forest streets in Brooklyn. 

The Downtown Development Review Board voted 7-0 on July 14 to grant final design approval for the residential and retail project at Forest and Park streets that Columbia Ventures co-founder and Managing Partner Dillon Baynes said in an email May 9 will be a $100 million investment. 

He said the company “loves the Florida Story, the Sunbelt Story and the Jacksonville Story,” Baynes said in the email. 

“We are all in,” he said. “We have an office in Savannah two hours away and have been in the market for almost four years. We hope to find other great opportunities in time.”

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Source: Jax Daily Record