Oaks at Park Pointe
Thriven Design provided planning, architecture and engineering services for the revitalization of Meriwether Homes, a public housing site located in Griffin, Geogia. The two phase redevelopment effort, now known as The Oaks at Park Pointe, included the demolition of 125 units and new construction of 84 affordable family townhouses. The plan for the community was developed in the context of a neighborhood-wide revitalization effort promoted by the Griffin Housing Authority, and on one of the few remaining public sites still owned by the city. The Oaks at Park Pointe was envisioned by the Griffin Housing Authority as a landmark development that would help to catalyze a revitalization of the immediate neighborhood, the surrounding communities, as well as the Meriwether corridor which serves as a main connector between Atlanta, 40 miles to the north, downtown Griffin, and points further south.
The project includes a mix of two and three bedroom units. All units have open floor plans, modern kitchens, covered front porches, walk-in closets and resident controlled heating and cooling systems. Community amenities include a leasing center with a community room, computer center and covered pavilion for outdoor community activities. The property also includes a tot lot, on-site management and maintenance services and parking. The project was designed to comply with Georgia’s Green Communities Program and other state and federal standards for energy efficiency.