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23 Townhomes Shall Rise Where Briarcliff Apts Bit Dust

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Sometime in the last several weeks, a pair of old garden-style apartment complexes near Virginia-Highland were demolished. The lots at 891 and 895 Briarcliff Road — essentially where Virginia Avenue dead-ends into, well, Briarcliff Road — are now dirt, rocks and a few trees surrounded by a chain link fence. In April, both properties were purchased for about $1.2 million each by a conglomerate named Jordan Investment Properties, which evidently isn't the same thing as Atlanta-based Jordan Company (we asked). Other attempts at making contact with the owners or developers have been unsuccessful, but permit records do shed a little light: Whoever's doing the building shall erect 23 townhomes on the site, a few more drops in a townhome wave washing over the city.

And that's pretty much everything to be gleaned from the Interwebs. The construction timeline and style of these multifamily offerings will remain a mystery for the time being. This property isn't too far from the perpetually congested intersection of Briarcliff Road and Ponce de Leon Avenue, and it's also right down the street from an under-construction townhome project called Virginia Park, where prices start in the $500,000s. Might we see more of the same?

— Story, photos by Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep

· Batch of Briarcliff Townhomes Seeks at Least $1/2 Million [Curbed]