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Project hopes to see move-ins by early January, stresses affordability

A century-old former warehouse in Castleberry Hill hopes to be reborn in coming months as a relatively affordable renting option with true-loft appeal, officials say.

A couple of blocks south of the Georgia Dome, construction is barreling ahead to convert Fulton Supply Company’s former Nelson Street distribution center into an apartment venture called Fulton Supply Lofts.

Pre-leasing begins after Labor Day, and developers expect the first move-ins on Jan. 6 next year, said Art Lieb, a managing partner with Provence Real Estate. According to tax records, the property dates to 1910 and encompasses 61,000 square feet total.

"This historically significant property will be fully renovated to offer an amazing living space and modern features and amenities," Lieb wrote in an email, "while preserving many of the historic features of the building."

More specifically, the building is being sectioned into 74 apartments — one and two-bedroom units, both flats and townhomes — surrounding a "town square" interior atrium, Lieb said. Expect electric-vehicle charging stations, a fitness center, a "clothes care center," and other bells and whistles.

One-bedroom lofts will start in the $900s and climb to the $1,500s, while two-bedrooms will range between $1,200 and $2,100 — the higher-priced floor plans being multi-level townhomes, Lieb said.

The project’s designer, Carl Mattison, said affordability is a project goal — as is capitalizing on real brick and stone walls, original wood flooring, exposed beams, and artifacts that will be incorporated into many units. Each unit will have barn-style bathroom doors, and most will have floor-to-ceiling windows, Mattison said.

Added Lieb: "There have been multiple movie and TV productions conducted in the building and in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood; some of the artifacts of these productions will be on display throughout the building."

One production that reportedly filmed here way back when: Driving Miss Daisy.