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How a Big Dose of Rentals is Changing the EAV Landscape

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[Photos by Jonathan Phillips, Curbed Atlanta, unless otherwise noted.]

On the grave of a crumbling, century-old school, East Atlanta Village is getting its largest injection of new housing units in recent memory. Developer Trammell Crow Residential is barreling forward with construction of the latest "Alexan" offering on Atlanta's rental landscape between Moreland and Flat Shoals avenues, just north of the hip EAV commercial district. The weatherworn John B. Gordon Elementary School was demolished and cleared from these two acres earlier this year, and the replacement, dubbed "Alexan Village Flats," will bring 120 more living options to the EAV. (The breakdown: 14 studios, 71 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom apartments). Expect perks such as a dog park, gym, pool and likely cheaper renting options than other Alexan ventures in places like Inman Park and Decatur, though pre-leasing has yet to launch.

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