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Eastside Beltline’s ‘Edge’ apartment development begins rise on DeKalb Avenue

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The Beltline-hopping apartment complex will include 350 residential units, “experimental” retail spaces.

An apartment building straddling the Beltline
Edge, seen from across Edgewood Avenue.
North American Properties

Atlanta’s construction frenzy is continuing along the Eastside Trail’s newest segment in significant ways, as work progresses on an $80-million apartment development called “Edge.”

The North American Properties project, destined to straddle the Beltline, is slated to bring 350 apartments to the long-fallow site between Edgewood and DeKalb avenues.

Construction began this past summer; the first floor of the eastern building has already been framed out, with excavations ongoing on the western side of the future trail corridor.

The site from Edgewood Avenue.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Plans call for “experimental” retail spaces (Shake Shack and Ammazza are reportedly in the mix) and loft offices—nearly 30,000 square feet of space in all—to front both sides of the Beltline. And even more noteworthy, 30 percent of the residential units will be earmarked for affordable workforce housing. It remains to be seen just what “affordable” will mean in this instance.

If construction proceeds according to plan, the development is expected to open in the spring of 2019. Afterwards, the Eastside Trail will be extended to link up with Krog Street Tunnel and portions of the trail already opened south of the rail yards.

Construction on the eastern building.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Columns rising for the western building.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The Edgewood Avenue bridge.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Walking toward the development on the newly opened portion of the Eastside Trail.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta