The northern fringes of Edgewood look drastically different than a year ago, and in many ways, MARTA is the conductor on this train of development.
Along a short stretch of La France Street, four residential projects are rising from former parking lots and underutilized land in Edgewood, just across the tracks from Candler Park. It’s no coincidence they’re all within a minutes-long walk of the train station.
In total, a variety of 273 new places for Atlantans to call home are in development here, around the corner from the Edgewood Retail District.
They include 224 apartments at the first phase of MARTA’s mixed-use Spoke, 17 standalone houses, and 32 townhomes at two separate projects on opposite sides of the station.
Combined with new-home construction in the vicinity, this rather tucked-away section of Edgewood is seeing a remarkable amount of investment activity, proving that developers are wiling to bet on the allure of alternate transportation.
Here’s a look at these four hives of construction from earlier this month: