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Luxury Condos Planned - 423 Mulberry

PROJECT ON HOLD - updated December 2018

MACON, GEORGIA — Sierra Development Group and SPP Commercial Group announces plans for luxury condos on Mulberry Street in downtown Macon. The condos will be located at 423 Mulberry St. at the corner of Mulberry and Broadway. The plans call for 6 story, multi-purpose building, that will accommodate 10 condos and a bank on the ground floor.

This now vacant lot will have gated, covered parking onsite for the residents, as well as a rooftop terrace that will be exclusive to resident use. There are two different floor plans, both with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Balconies overlooking downtown are included in both of the floor plans, with the largest balconies on the 6th floor. Exclusive elevator access from the lobby is directly connected to the covered parking. Private, temperature controlled, storage units will be located on the ground floor for resident use. The condos will include spacious floor plans with top of the line finishes. Potentially, the buyer will have the option of playing a role in the selection process of certain finishes, colors and flooring.

Each condo will be available for purchase, not lease.

Sierra Development Group has a long history of partnering with groups throughout Macon to cultivate and nurture the growth of Macon, specifically downtown and Mercer’s campus. Through these partnerships, one of which includes Mercer University, Sierra and SPP, have been able to play a large part in changing the landscape, culture, and perception of Macon life. This newest endeavor is unlike any other project in the history of downtown Macon. All of their current lofts are for lease only but this new, high-end, development will provide the first ever new-construction condos that will be available for purchase. Residents of Macon and those looking to relocate to the Macon area, have expressed a desire to be able to purchase a loft rather than lease. This project fulfills that request and is another move towards making downtown a walkable city with various living, dining and entertainment options.

Sierra Development Group and SPP Commercial Group are locally owned and operated companies with a focus on excellence and growth. Sierra Development Group is located on the historic corner of Cherry St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. in downtown and is responsible for handling the management of the properties. Sierra and SPP’s portfolio currently includes, Lofts at 401 Cherry, Lofts at Bass I and II, Lofts at Capricorn, Lofts at Navicent and Lofts at Zebulon.

For more information, please email Anna Daniels at



The Growth and Blooming of Downtown Macon

View from Lofts at Capricorn

View from Lofts at Capricorn

Spring has finally sprung in Macon, GA! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and there is a nice warm breeze in the air. I don’t know if it is just me, but something about this time of year makes me want to be outside and enjoy this weather as much as possible. While taking a stroll downtown, I began to think about how the flowers weren't the only thing growing in Macon this year. The downtown area is certainly changing! Many new attractions have started to pop up and there are many more to come; including restaurants, hotels, retail space, office space, apartments, and more parking.  

One of the restaurants that is set to open later this year is Your Pie, a brick oven pizza restaurant that allows customers to create and customize their own personal pizza. It will be located on Poplar Street beside Taste and See Coffee Shop. According to the Newtown Macon website, several other eateries will be coming to Poplar Street as well including Decadent Desert Bar and Famous Mike's. To help with the influx of people these tasty attractions are sure to bring, more parking is also being added throughout the downtown area. 

If anyone has ventured down Poplar Street lately, it is easy to see the construction that is going on in the median. This area is being turned into an attraction itself. The City of Macon is transforming the Poplar Street Commons into an area that will contain new concrete, trees, and landscaping. Not only will it be beneficial for downtown events and festivals in the future, but all the new green space is also sure to be easy on the eyes.  

There are also many new apartments and lofts coming to the downtown area. The Lofts at Capricorn just opened up on MLK Jr Blvd. It is built at the site of Capricorn Records. When walking through the doors, the old town music feel is immediately mixed with a modern touch. The walls are covered with records of the artists that once made music in that very location. It'll make someone want to pull a guitar right off the wall and begin strumming a tune! All of this along with beautiful state of the art lofts makes this one of the hottest new places to see and live in the downtown area.  

It is interesting to take a walk through the streets of downtown Macon and make a mental note of what is seen now, while also thinking back on how the area has already changed. It is a privilege and a pleasure to watch this town grow. And just like this spring season, Macon, GA is really starting to bloom! 

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Write up provided by Blog Contributor: Laura Beth Shealy

Additional photos provided by: Anna Daniels





Rusty Wynn and Shonda Ray

Rusty Wynn and Shonda Ray


Yesterday, March 29th, was our quarterly employee luncheon. The Lofts family came together to eat and catch up on work and life. The weather so graciously cooperated so we were able to lounge by the gorgeous infinity pool at the Lofts at Capricorn. One of our favorite local eateries, Growler USA, provided a fantastic lunch for our employees to enjoy. Be sure to check them out! They are located at 1530 Mercer University Dr, across from Five Star Stadium.

This quarter, we recognized one of the BEST of the best. Shonda Ray has been with the Live at Lofts family since Summer 2016. She has set herself apart by displaying her many strengths and job role flexibility. Shonda comes to work each day with her beautiful smile across her face! She works with great attention to detail to make the Lofts properties sparkle. In her role at a housekeeper she works tirelessly to maintain the image that the Lofts brand has come to be known for. Customer service is a key priority for her and she strives to meet all of her residents’ needs. Shonda can also be found in the leasing office from time to time. When staff is short, she fills in as an administrative assistant with ease and grace. Our hats off to you, Shonda! Keep up the good work!

Thank you to all our staff! No matter the task, the role, or the title, we are all crucial to the success of this amazing company. 



Newest Project: Lofts at Zebulon

The clearing between Northway Church and Stone Edge subdivision will soon be the home of a 241 loft community. These lofts will showcase the absolute best finishes with top of the line flooring, granite countertops, spacious walk-in closets, balconies, and plenty of natural lighting. Various conveniences surround the 4 buildings which will house the lofts. A salt water infinity pool will offer fun and relaxation, while a community park and private trails give residents a chance to enjoy the outdoors with their pet. Optional garages will provide additional parking and storage. The site will be landscaped with lush trees and shrubbery.

Stay tuned for more updates!! 





Modern Gets a New Meaning

When visiting the Lofts at Capricorn, one can’t help but feel the rich music history that we’ve built our newest property around! From the moment you step in the leasing office, you’re greeted by original artwork from Capricorn studios, mixed with all of the modern amenities that today’s resident needs. Modern definitely gets a new meaning when coupled with the great pieces we have from Capricorn.

Spend a little time with Alex and Reed, and you’ll already feel at home. These two are a match made in loft heaven! Alex joined the Lofts family this past summer, bringing with her years of experience in leasing, and Reed has been a part of Live at Lofts for three years. Everyday, their focus is to make sure that each day at the Lofts at Capricorn is the best one yet! 

The Lofts at Capricorn offer a luxury loft experience nestled in the heart of downtown Macon! Spend your days here lounging by the infinity pool, relaxing on your balcony, or taking a short walk down the street where you can be surrounded by downtown staples like The Rookery, Hargray Capitol Theater, and so much more! Everyday is a new adventure at the Lofts at Capricorn! Visit us at 520 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard to experience it for yourself! 





Anna Daniels

Anna Daniels


Director of Marketing for SIERRA DEVELOPMENT

Born: Macon, Georgia

Raised: Greenville, South Carolina and Macon, Georgia

What do you handle each day?

“It’s a little bit of everything! Since starting with the company over a year ago I have focused on marketing, branding, graphic design, administrative work, property support, employee support, events, communications and pretty much anything else I can help with. Bring it!”

What’s your favorite lunch spot?

“If the weather permits, I grab a Reuben at Sid’s and either eat at Washington Park or Rose Hill. I prefer whichever offers the most solitude. I do enjoy our office lunches. It’s always good to walk down the street to either Barefoot or The Rookery and grab a bite with some of the greatest people to work with.”  

What is your favorite thing about working downtown?

“I love seeing the old being made new again. I pass buildings every day that are taking on a new shape and function. Downtown’s growth is palpable and on a course towards the success we Maconites have always desired. With unique restaurants and pubs, beautiful lofts, a strong artistic and musical culture and the progression of co-working spaces, downtown Macon is getting the attention she deserves. I’m all about reinventing myself and my surroundings. Macon is following the same path.”



New Hotel-Restaurant Development Announced

New Apartments Coming to Mercer University

Mercer University, the College Hill Alliance and Macon-Bibb County announced Tuesday plans for construction of a new hotel and restaurant development on Mercer's Macon campus.

Sierra Development Group of Macon is developing the lofts and the new dining options. The food court is set to include Chen's Wok and Papa John's Pizza, and the developers are in discussions with Momma Goldberg's Deli, as well. The restaurant and additional food court franchises will be announced at a later date.

Lofts at Mercer Landing in Macon, GA