Developer, DeKalb County will split cost of sewer upgrades for apartment project

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 6, 2015
An artist's rendering of the Trinity Triangle development. Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

An artist’s rendering of the Trinity Triangle development. Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

DeKalb County and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority have agreed to 50-50 split of the costs for upgrading sewer infrastructure around a 210-unit apartment development on East Trinity Place.

The developer, Centro, will reimburse the DDA.

The Arlo project, previously known as the Trinity Triangle, broke ground in September after months of delays due to sewer capacity issues. Centro, initially received a letter from the county saying there was sufficient sewer capacity to handle the project. The county then followed up with another letter informing Centro that the company would need to pay an additional $300,000 in impact fees, a move that held up permitting.

According to the copy of the intergovernmental agreement obtained by Decaturish, the county will pay $150,000 for the sewer upgrades and also pay $19,619, the amount of the water lien the county placed on the apartment project.

The Downtown Development Authority will cover the rest of the cost in 10 installments over 10 years, according to the agreement. The developer and the DDA have worked out a separate agreement for repaying the costs associated with the sewer upgrades.

The DeKalb County Commission approved the agreement during its March 10 meeting.

Here’s, a copy of the IGA  …

Intergovernmental Agreement

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  • Catherine Fox

    Ensuring sound wastewater, water supply and stormwater infrastructure is key to sustainable development. Very glad that Decatur is partnering with developers to do this (though most other cities and counties require developers to pay for all the upgrades required unless the developer is bringing in jobs to the community). Other parts of the city are experiencing sewer overflows because Decatur and DeKalb have allowed too many single family/subdivision developers tie into old lines that cannot handle the flow, especially when it rains. Failing infrastructure is the likely cause of the street/dye work currently on-going in downtown Decatur this week. Expect more of this in the future including higher taxes to pay for it.

  • atlfc

    Say hello to the newest traffic s**t show in Decatur. Worst possible location for apartments. How this ever got approved is beyond me.

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