Soleil Laurel Canyon Proposes Expansion: Master Plan and Amenity Additions
Booming Demand Propels Active Adult Community to Add New Homesites, Increasing Acreage and Amenities
Canton, Ga. (March 9, 2015) – Active Lifestyle Communities, the developer of Soleil Laurel Canyon, in anticipation of obtaining approval from the City of Canton on the master plan modification recently presented, is pleased to announce a planned million-dollar-plus amenity addition to the award-winning community. The additions include expansion of the Soleil Clubhouse, gardens, greenhouse and parking, as well as covered access from the new parking to the expanded club. The recommended addition enlarges the current club between 7,500 and 8,500 square feet across two stories of light-filled space. Social and wellness initiatives will take place in the state-of-the-art addition, facilitating the highly regarded community’s reputation as an active neighborhood where residents become life-long friends. Upon completion, the master plan will have approximately 952 homes, up from the original site, where the maximum homesites were 765.
The new amenity plan, presented to the homeowners in late February, is to construct an addition to the club on the current location of the gardens and greenhouse, alongside the outdoor pool. This architecturally rich two-story building would house a gourmet, top-shelf catering kitchen and dining area on the main floor. The second floor would have additional rooms to hold small meetings and events, as well as open up as one large room through the use of operable partitions. The design features natural light, views of the pool area, and long-range views of the lake vistas beyond. Through this expansion, the beloved gardens and greenhouse will be relocated within the clubhouse grounds, which are currently being assessed by a survey team, working in collaboration with the resident Soleil Garden Club leaders.
Following four months of qualitative study in collaboration with Soleil Laurel Canyon’s homeowners association, the resident members of the Soleil Advisory Board and several presidents of the more than 50 clubs active within the Soleil community, the four main objectives of the improvements that emerged from the studies were:
- the new building mentioned above,
- relocating and expanding the garden area and greenhouse,
- additional parking and an access point from this parking area,
- a covered access from the new parking to the existing amenity building.
Final details of the plan are still under advisement by the architectural, kitchen consultants and construction experts, but will be made available upon completion, and may include adding a fifth amenity, an outdoor grilling area with seating just outside the two-story addition.
“We put the needs and well-being of our residents first and foremost in all development decisions here at Soleil. They are our brand ambassadors to Canton and beyond,” said Jason Garmon – asset manager, Southeast Capital Companies, developer of Soleil. “We are continuing to work diligently to find the best solution to accommodate current and future residents with our master plan. The city’s approach has been open and welcoming of new ideas from many constituencies, and we will continue working with our government as well as continuing our transparent communication with our residents as details emerge and progress.”
Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the active adult community and experience all Soleil has to offer. Soleil will plan special events to introduce these new homes in spring of 2015.
About Soleil Laurel Canyon
Soleil Laurel Canyon was named the 2014 Grand Aurora Award winner at the 2014 Aurora Awards, a design competition of the Southeast Building Conference that honors excellence in building and design. Soleil was also named as one of the 50 best master-planned communities in the United States in 2013 by Where to Retire magazine. It also won both the 2012 OBIE award for Atlanta’s 50+ Community of the Year and best amenity package. Residents enjoy exceptional recreational amenities including a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse, gourmet teaching kitchen, fitness center and aerobics studio, library, performing arts theater, card rooms and an arts and crafts workshop. Outside the clubhouse, the tennis center, an amphitheater, community garden, greenhouse, lagoon-style pool, walking trails and adjacent Fairways of Canton golf course complete the resort-style environment. A full-time lifestyle team ensures a broad array of activities for active adults. Soleil Laurel Canyon’s developer is Active Lifestyle Communities, which is a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies and Patrick Malloy Communities. Maintenance-free, two- to three-bedroom ranch-style homes are priced from the low $200,000s to the $400,000s.
Southeast Capital Companies, LLC
Southeast Capital Companies, LLC (SEC) is an integrated real estate acquisition and development group that specializes in value-add/opportunistic acquisitions and development of multi-family, single-family, and mixed-use land and housing projects. Southeast Capital has enjoyed great success over its 22-year history and provides a sophisticated network of results-oriented real estate services managed by an experienced and committed team of professionals. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, SEC is active throughout the southeast.
Patrick Malloy Communities
Patrick Malloy Communities is among the most active builders in the metropolitan Atlanta area, having built homes in several master planned communities. In recent years the company has grown its development division through land purchases, joint ventures and the development of lots for sale to third parties or internally to its own homebuilding division. The company is also a key home builder at Soleil Laurel Canyon in Cherokee County, Harmony on the Lakes in Cherokee County, StoneBridge in Coweta County, and is actively building in Mill Pond in Carroll County, Brookmont in Douglas County, and Union Crossing, The Lakes at Cedar Grove, and Providence Place all in South Fulton.