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Inside the First New Apartments on Atlanta Streetcar Line

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In a Sweet Auburn building spared from wrecking-ball death, the first new apartments on the Atlanta Streetcar line are actively seeking renters, provided they have credit scores of at least 600. Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate snapped up the endangered, circa-1912 Atlanta Daily World building — home to the nation's oldest, continuously operated African-American newspaper for decades — and built out the "Daily World Apartments." The two-bedroom, two-bathroom units will be available March 1, and with $2,150 rents for 1,250 square feet (all units are the same size), they're cheaper per square foot than many newer Atlanta options, but not necessarily cheap. They do retain some stylish flourishes from the building's former life — exposed beams and concrete walls, beautifully decayed — juxtaposed with stainless steel appliances, high ceilings and subway-tile showers. (For non-streetcar riders, each unit has off-street parking.) On the ground level, renters will find retail options Arden's Garden and Condesa Coffee, which, according to a Craigslist ad, will be opening later this month.

· Atlanta Daily World apartments [Craigslist]
· Daily World Apartments available for lease on streetcar line [Atlanta INtown]
[Photos: GKCRE]