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Paperwork Snafu Snags Beltline Apartments

Fear not — the work stoppage at an up-and-coming, on-the-Beltline luxury apartment complex in Poncey-Highland lasted mere hours. Apparently the product of paperwork confusion with the city of Atlanta, demolition work on The Somerset — a four-story, 227-unit development right on the Beltline at North Avenue and Somerset Terrace — stopped briefly this week. But Jay McGinnity, the development's manager with Perennial Properties, said all is well. "There was a mix up in paperwork down at the city," he told Curbed Atlanta, "and everything's been resumed."

McGinnity said his firm is pumped about the project, which joins a bevy of under-construction apartment projects in the area, two of them within sight at Historic Fourth Ward Park. With a "good mix of ones, twos and a few threes," the building will go up directly along about 600 feet of Beltline frontage. "The views from this thing are just going to be incredible," McGinnity said. Crews are just now beginning the demolition work, with an anticipated completion date of February 2014. Pre-leasing will likely begin "sometime later in the fall" this year, McGinnity said.

This post was authored by Curbed contributor Tyler Estep