An interesting enclave of six semi-detached homes is coming to Grant Park, continuing what could become a trend of housing clusters around Atlanta. Epic Development has announced the imminent arrival of "Parkside Overlook," a project that will front Marion, Mercer and Berne streets about four blocks east of Grant Park's eponymous greenspace. As shown in the attached renderings and floorplans, the development will essentially consist of three pairs of homes — each dwelling with a design similar to its mate but notably different from the other couples. Epic plans to wrap up permitting and start construction soon on the first pair of homes. They'll start in the $300,000s, be "attached" at the garage and offer four bedrooms, three bathrooms and roughly 2,700 square feet. The overall project has a cousin to the north in Reyoldstown.
While it's about half the size — and the overall vision is a little less utopian — Parkside Overlook is reminiscent of Rtown Lane, a recently announced project going up in Reynoldstown. Both are pretty fresh takes on the semi-attached community concept and have aesthetics that are likely to draw plenty of interest. More traditional semi-attached offerings have sprouted recently in Old Fourth Ward, joining two modern pairs elsewhere in Reynoldstown. (Is "duplex" a synonym or a slur?)
Parkside Overlook isn't as traditional and blocky as its developer's other major residential project, the luxury Old Fourth Ward townhomes known as Water Tower Stacks, though its location could also appeal to many. The Beltline will eventually snake through the neighborhood, a couple of blocks away, and hip restaurants like The Shed and Gunshow are up the street in Glenwood Park.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep