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Densification of Chamblee continues with debut of affordable senior apartments

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With MARTA down the block and a medical center next door, 79-unit Mercy Housing complex offers the elderly options

Mercy Housing recently cut the ribbon on Chamblee’s newest housing complex.
Mercy Housing recently cut the ribbon on Chamblee’s newest housing complex.
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Folks of advanced age now have a new place to live on the cheap in Chamblee.

Mercy Housing Southeast, a nonprofit that develops, finances, and operates affordable housing, announced the ribbon-cutting last week of a 79-unit apartment complex, called Senior Residences at Mercy Park, located at 5124 Peachtree Road.

In addition to one- and two-bedroom offerings, Senior Residences will also house almost 4,000 square feet of amenities, such as a workout facility, a computer lab, and a rooftop terrace—proof that even grandparents of Atlanta can hardly live without rooftop hangouts these days.

Mercy Housing’s new one-bedroom rentals range $550 to 681 per month. Two-bedroom units start at $630 a month and top out at $787. (Yeah, you read that right.)

These affordable apartment homes are exclusive to people 62 years of age and older, and the community hosts eight units that are designated for military veterans and six spots for people with disabilities.

The 1.6-acre complex, designed by architects Smith Dalia, also stands less than two blocks from the Chamblee MARTA Station, and it’s adjacent the Mercy Care North medical center.

For a while now, Chamblee has been making major moves on the ITP development front, with three projects in particular transforming the formerly factory and warehouse-oriented Peachtree Industrial Boulevard into a more livable corridor.

It’s no coincidence the proud community has been a Final Four and then Elite Eight contender in recent, hallowed Curbed Cup tournaments.

This story has been updated to clarify the nature of the Mercy Housing Southeast business model.