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UPDATE: According to a spokesperson for the project, Jacque Roman says the renderings and details about the project that were published on the company’s website are two years out of date. The spokesperson refused to provide any visual renderings or details about the project prior to Friday’s groundbreaking. We have updated the story to remove the details that were in the brochure published on Roman United’s website and the accompanying images and will update these when new ones are made available. We asked the spokesperson to confirm whether BAD Consulting were involved in the project, as their logo had appeared on the published brochure, but were told to send an e-mail with any questions. We will update with any response.

After many years of waiting, Clayton County will break ground on an $800 million mixed-use development and amphitheater across from Clayton State University Friday.

Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner said the company had briefed the BOC on the development during a work session.

The groundbreaking takes place Friday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 5711 Jonesboro Road. Also expected to be present are Larry Vincent and Regina Deloach of Invest Clayton and District 1 Commissioner Alieka Anderson. The event will be emceed by Karyn Greer.

The property sits in Lake City. Because the Development Authority of Clayton County owns it, the property is bringing in no tax revenue and has not for several years. The mixed-use development is expected to have a $100 million annual economic impact.

The first phase is slated for completion by August 2023.

Roman United, LLC is a construction company owned by Jacque Roman of Atlanta.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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