Gainesville, Georgia’s newest independent senior living community has celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting this past Friday at Myrtle Terraces. Speakers included members from the Beverly J. Searles Foundation, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the City of Gainesville, Brenau University, Affordable Equity Partners, Inc., Fairway Construction Company, and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The facility touts 84 apartments including one- and two-bedrooms, with amenities including a landscaped courtyard, a library, game room, beauty salon, club room, and more. Mrytle Terraces has also partnered with the nearby Brenau University, where students in applicable fields will work with the residents and gain practical knowledge. AEC worked in collaboration with the Beverly J. Searles Foundation to provide landscape architecture, site planning, and civil engineering construction plans for the residential development project and the adjacent city park.