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Memorial Drive townhouse venture boasts modern styling, affordability

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Introducing “The Moderns at Sugar Creek Mill”

The metamorphosis of Memorial Drive continues to march eastward, as evidenced by a modern-style, 62-unit townhouse venture that’s under construction near Drew Charter School.

This relatively large batch of townhomes won’t be listing until spring, but officials tell Curbed Atlanta prices will start in the mid-$400,000 range — while 16 units will be reserved as “workforce housing” with entry points in the mid-$200,000s.

Expect three to four bedrooms, drive-under parking, and spacious rooftop decks.

The site is across the street from Kirkwood’s southeastern fringes, in the Parkview neighborhood, where a flurry of single-family residential construction has recently blipped the radar. It’s one of the easternmost Memorial Drive projects in the offing — of roughly 30 — between East Lake and downtown.

The project is called “The Moderns at Sugar Creek Mill” in homage to the tributary that snakes through the property, which in the 1800s played host to several paper mills. More recently, it’s been a yucky landfill.

“The creek had to be brought back to the surface and will be a part of the common area of the development,” said broker Michael Redwine of Keller Knapp Realty.

The firm TSW is finalizing the project’s modern stylings, and Cablik Enterprises — the group behind other modern multifamily builds around town, including nearby townhouses at Edgewood’s MARTA station — will handle construction, Redwine said.

As of now, move-ins are expected late next summer.