New luxury condominiums are coming to the Country Club of Jackson, following a recent vote by the Jackson City Council.
At its December zoning meeting, the council approved Azalea Development’s request to rezone property on St. Andrew’s Drive from a special use district (SUD) to R-4 residential, paving the way for the $20 million development.
The council also granted Azalea a 115-foot height variance to allow the facility to be constructed.
Typically, R-4 construction allows for a four-story height limit, according to city code.
Developer Robert Malouf was pleased with the council’s vote. “They were very appreciative we were taking on this project. It was a very nice meeting,” he said.
No one spoke in opposition of the proposal, and the measure was passed on a 5-0 vote. Both Council President Virgi Lindsay and Ward One Councilman Ashby Foote voted in favor.
Foote believes the development would be a major shot in the arm for Northeast Jackson and the city as a whole.
The condos will be located on property adjacent to the 10th hole of the club’s 18 hole course along St. Andrew’s Drive.
The site is currently owned by the country club, with the sale to developers contingent on the outcome of the rezoning request and the pre-sale of units.
Developers tout the project as being unlike anything else in the capital city.
“They’re going to be the most expensive properties (of their kind) in town, and the most luxurious,” Malouf said.
The seven-story development will include 30 condominiums ranging between 2,500 and 3,200 square feet each.
“These are being designed for people who want to move out of their house with their furniture intact,” architect Richard McNeel said. “They can move directly into the unit and won’t have to downsize.”
McNeel, president of JBHM Architecture, said the condos were designed to mimic other facilities at the country club itself.
Among amenities, each condo will have a large balcony overlooking the green. The development will include a cardio room, and rooftop venue for residents.
Additionally, one residence will owned by the condo homeowner association and be made available for residents to use when they have an overflow of guests.
The first two floors of the facility will be dedicated to parking, with the next floors set aside for living space.
The building will be designed so that no one will have to park more than 50 feet from an elevator, Malouf and McNeel explained.
Azalea will begin marketing the condos in the first quarter of 2020. Construction is expected to begin next year, depending on the success of the pre-sales. Work will take 16 months to complete.
The development would be the first high-rise condominium unit in the Country Club neighborhood. Condos are located there now, but none are more than two stories.