The latest project in an onslaught of new construction near MARTA’s Edgewood/Candler Park station now has a name and vague indication of what prices will be.
Coined “The Whitefoord” for its proximity to an avenue of the same name, the 17-home venture will eschew the trend of more modern townhomes in the area and lean traditional, according to the first rendering to emerge.
The Minerva Homes project will offer three and four-bedroom units that range from 2,245 square feet to just shy of 3,000.
The first listing has three bedrooms and 2,400 square feet, which means it shouldn’t be the smallest (or cheapest) on the block.
The oddly specific price: $494,500.
The broker babble promises oversized decks for each unit (most with private backyards), bright open interiors, and “timeless yet metropolitan exteriors, thoughtfully crafted to honor the character and history of their surroundings.”
The nucleus of all the activity is MARTA’s first transit-oriented development to break ground (followed now by Avondale station).
Christened "Spoke," the TOD has erased underutilized parking spaces — of 25,000 at all MARTA stations, less than half are actually used — at the Edgewood/Candler Park station, with plans to open 224 "premium apartment homes" by early 2018, officials have said.
Following the apartments, plans call for a neighborhood park, local restaurant, multifamily building and a Perkins + Will-designed headquarters and performing arts center for a local youth development organization.
In addition to MARTA’s mixed-use venture (the first of several planned TODs), the immediate area is home to an under-construction “pocket neighborhood” and a five-building townhouse project by Cablik Enterprises (below) that’s rising about a block away.