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Spotlight: The Rapidly Changing Face of Reynoldstown

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It's been a fruitful week for anyone who's pulling for Reynoldstown, which is clearly benefitting from its Beltline proximity, a la the Old Fourth Ward of 2012. New renderings emerged for a transformative apartment project that could serve as a gateway to the historic 'nabe. Other renderings popped up for a wicked little Beltline stage. And developers came forth with plans for almost eighty new homes. Here's a quick rundown of what's happening in R-town ...


The newly christened "Elan 144" apartments will rise on Moreland Avenue, consuming a city block across the street from the Edgewood Retail District. Plans call for a five-story complex with 285 rental units and 16,000 square feet of retail fronting Moreland. Developers expect to welcome three restaurants here, with the remainder of the space dedicated to "dry goods retail." About 20 individual parcels were cobbled together to make this 4.5-acre site. Construction is expected to begin this fall.


They're calling this the "Weatherby Townhouse and Flat development." It will add 46 townhouses and 20 flats in Reynoldstown, which developer St. Clair Holdings calls one of "Atlanta's most rapidly gentrifying and densifying neighborhoods." Officials say the community will feature five different home styles, all located on the Atlanta Beltline corridor. The site is a vacant lot now, bordering CSX's Hulsey Yard.


In the heart of Reynoldstown, Christopher Leerssen wants to break ground by October on 13 units of single-family homes and duplexes, to be built four at a time near Park Grounds, a neighborhood gathering place. Four homes were demolished here long ago, and various developers have come and gone over the years. Plans call for asking prices between $260,000 and $410,000, according to a recent neighborhood meeting. A tipster offers this insight on the project: "Leerssen built the house at the corner of Gibson and Mauldin, the two new houses on Chester, and two new houses on Weatherby across from the modern houses. He does very high quality design, usually a very modern twist on traditional Rtown/Ctown style cottages." Okay, right on.


Google sleuthing on the part of Curbed readers may have proven that this stage will rise practically behind Harper Station restaurant, just north of Memorial Drive. A national arts endowment is chipping in $100,000 toward the design, and Georgia Tech is lending a hand.