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Downtown’s first new apartment project in years rising at Centennial Olympic Park

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More than 400 rentals en route at Post property will include “workforce housing”

A rendering of the Post Centennial Olympic Park project.
A rendering of the project.
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Construction is well underway on two blocks in downtown Atlanta where the first purpose-built apartment building in the neighborhood in many years is rising.

Site work began nearly a year ago across the street from the World of Coca-Cola on Post Centennial Park — a block-hopping apartment development.

When complete, the two buildings bisected by Simpson Street will contain 407 apartments, ranging from tiny 537-square-foot studios to three-bedroom units with more than 1,350 square feet.

While prices are expected to average $1,620 per month, plans call for 10 percent of the units to be "workforce housing," with an average price of $1,090 per month.

Designed by LRK, the buildings are a fusion of traditional and contemporary styling, with balconies ringing the building and streetfront retail along Centennial Olympic Park Drive.

Look for work to continue throughout the year — and for a fresh dose of downtown foot traffic when this wraps.