MORROW, Ga. (CBS46) – Clayton County officials helped break ground on Friday for a 26-acre entertainment complex that is expected to address the need for mixed-use development in the county while having an estimated economic impact of nearly $100 million a year.
Commercial property development company Roman United is spearheading the project, known as “The Roman”. The property is located at 5711 Jonesboro Road, just north of the town limits of Morrow, on a site previously occupied by an Ingles grocery store.
Plans for the $800 million state-of-the-art entertainment complex include a 7,500-seat indoor amphitheater, two 25-story high-rise buildings with Class A offices and condominiums, a luxury hotel and retail outlets and upscale restaurants.
“I am happy to be part of history with everyone who has helped me along the way, so we are very excited,” said Jacques Roman, CEO and Founder of Roman United.
“We’re going to put everything state-of-the-art here to make sure this is a one-of-a-kind project that will forever change the trajectory of Clayton County,” said Larry Vincent, director Executive of the Clayton County Development Authority.
The project will be environmentally friendly and will include energy efficiency and water conservation features, Vincent said.
The first phase of the development, which includes the amphitheater and one of the high-rise buildings, is expected to be completed by August 2023.
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