Every Atlanta resident knows that summers here are hot as hell and that homes in Old Fourth Ward are now expensive. So when Epic Development heralded the construction of 24 "affordable" townhomes in the neighborhood, people took note.
The development, known as four15 Stacks, is slated to feature a lineup of residences starting somewhere in the $300,000s — a pretty much unheard-of price for new construction in the neighborhood in recent years.
The prices sit far south of mainstream Old Fourth Ward, and so too will the homes themselves, located south of Edgewood Avenue in an area many (including Google Maps) would consider Sweet Auburn. But that non-O4W description doesn't hold the same cache with townhome scouts.
Still, the location offers plenty of amenities, including quick access into downtown, a two-block walk to MARTA, the nearby range of restaurants on Memorial Drive, and relatively close access to the Beltline.
The project website has new renderings that highlight how close the homes are to the heart of downtown and its many jobs. Beyond renderings, the website offers no additional information — no timeline or details on unit sizes, et cetera.
But know that relative affordability could be forthcoming at some point.