With the new Atlanta Braves Stadium under way and various other major projects in Smyrna, the city will also be welcoming a new Publix and Waffle House this year.

According to an article by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, two building permits were recently issued for the Publix and Waffle House by the Smyrna City Council.

“The Publix will be a part of the new Jonquil Village development on 3.37 acres at 2955 Atlanta Road, the article reads. “Benning Construction Co. will build the 45,600-square-foot Publix for almost $4.2 million that is owned by Halpern Enterprises of Atlanta.”

The estimated completion date of the project is late December.

The Waffle House will be built on 1.7 acres at 2316 South Cobb Drive for $261,153.

News of the new development comes just a month after the Smyrna City Council accepted` a Livable Centers Initiative Supplemental Grant Award of $100,000 from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

The money will be used to conduct a study that assesses land use and transportation impacts along the 2.4-mile Spring Road Corridor from Cobb Parkway to Atlanta Road.

The city’s required match amount of 20 percent will be $20,000.

“Specifically, the study will provide an analysis, a plan and a strategy for addressing the future transportation and land use issues and opportunities being created along the Spring Road Corridor by significant developments such as SunTrust Park for the Atlanta Braves, the adjacent Battery and the Jonquil Village mixed-use development at the corner of Atlanta and Spring Roads.”

Jonquil Village will include a 45,000-square-foot Publix grocery store, 20,000 square feet of specialty shop space and a 266-unit luxury rental development.

Also in Smyrna, Halpern is nearing completion of Belmont, a 48-acre mixed-use development at Windy Hill and Atlanta Roads with shops, restaurants, a medical office building and residential communities.

Smyrna was recently named Georgia’s fourth most affordable city by Livability.com.

The website looked at various factors in determining its affordability list: quality of life, comparison to the average in cost of living to other cities, transportation and housing options.

Smyrna’s sister city in Cobb County, Marietta, came in at No. 5.