Add another residential project to the developmental onslaught in the Old Fourth Ward. Developers tell Curbed Atlanta the permit process is under way to bring new single-family homes to three lots of prime real estate tucked away south of Old Water Tower Park. Separated from the Beltline's Eastside Trail by Studioplex (lofts, Serpas restaurant, etc.), all three homes will fit inside the triangle formed by Auburn Avenue, Airline Street and Old Wheat Street. Joe Brown of Intown Builders LLC said the homes are being developed by his group and the Historic District Development Corporation, a volunteer nonprofit founded by Coretta Scott King way back in 1980.
Attempts to reach the HDDC about this specific project were unsuccessful, but the group is charged with preserving and revitalizing the MLK Jr. National Historic District. Exactly what that entails in this case isn't clear, but responsible development isn't a bad thing, especially in key areas like this. One would assume whatever Intown Builders has in mind will fit the parameters; Brown said they've done half a dozen O4W homes in the last year, with at least that many more currently in the works. No renderings, sketches or price points available just yet.
— By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep
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