On the site of a former 28-acre truck yard, a West Midtown mini-town has risen that’s billed as an alternative to bonkers new home prices in other parts of intown Atlanta.
Offering more than 160 new residences on Marietta Road, the Westside Station community pays homage to the area’s rail and heavy industrial past (and present), with architectural styles that include old mill, contemporary, and urban industrial, according to developer Brock Built.
Westside Station, which will be officially unveiled Saturday, stands near the developer’s massive Dupont Commons neighborhood, built several years ago, and around the corner from Crest Lawn Cemetery.
Pricing information isn’t very specific yet; Westside Station’s website says only that homes will start in the low $400,000s, and no further details were included in a press release.
The project’s 98 standalone homes will range from 2,000 to 5,000-square-foot sprawlers, with three to six bedrooms. The 65 townhomes, meanwhile, have three to five bedrooms and between 2,200 and 2,900 square feet.
Brock Built describes the area as “the hottest neighborhood in ... metro Atlanta,” with “easy access to top dining and retail, as well as live music venues.”
That’s kind of ironic, given the developer’s beef last summer with The Masquerade, which ultimately led the music venue to abandon plans to relocate in West Midtown (next to a noise-fearing Brock Built residential development) and set up temporarily in Underground Atlanta.
Aside from retail and an on-site school, the neighborhood sounds pretty self-sufficient. It’s centered around a park and walking trails, with sidewalks galore and a sweet pool and clubhouse in the shadow of a water tower feature described as “iconic.”
A Westside Station grand opening event is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday.
- Westside Station [site]