[Rendering courtesy RocaPoint Partners; images via Google Maps]
The developer behind Halcyon, a proposed Avalon-style mini-city in Forsyth County, has announced plans for a 17-acre tract in Grant Park — one of the largest pieces of land under development along the Beltline, officials tell Curbed. RocaPoint Partners expects to break ground soon at the corner of Confederate and Avondale avenues, where residences for 500 people and a green space are expect to replace blighted brownfields within spitting distance of the Beltline's planned Southside Trail. Beginning in 2013, the developers assembled seven pieces of distressed property there, and by December they had completed land remediation for Phase I, which will include 120 townhomes built by Edward Andrews Homes. (Expect vertical construction this summer, officials said). The other phase, once remediation wraps, will include 200 apartments, a 3-acre public green space and trail spur that connects to the Beltline corridor. No word yet on pricing.