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Auburn Avenue apartments along Atlanta Streetcar line to finally chug forward?

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The $9 million project could bring 92 residential units and retail space to Sweet Auburn

Auburn Aparments
A rendering of the proposed building.
via Central Atlanta Progress

A long-planned apartment project in Sweet Auburn situated along the Atlanta Streetcar line may finally be moving forward.

According to a Tumblr post by the ATL Urbanist, developer the Integral Group has applied for permits for the Auburn Apartments.

Plans call for the five-story brick building to house 92 apartments, parking, and 4,000 square feet of retail space along the street. The $9 million project would rise at the corner of Piedmont and Auburn avenues, next to the Apex Museum and across the street from the annoyingly abandoned Atlanta Life Insurance Company building.

Construction fencing surrounds the parking lot that claims the site, and the lot is now closed to cars.

The site late last year.
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Of course, the fact that permit filings have been made and construction fences erected doesn’t mean the project is going to start.

In Midtown, Integral Group is the same company that went through similar steps two years ago along Peachtree Street at 6th Street.

Plans there call for a high-rise residential tower known as Eviva, and the developer said construction was imminent back in 2016. The parking lot is partially fenced and has banners proclaiming the building will be “arriving early 2018.”