The long-underserved Westside neighborhood of Vine City will soon see the construction of more than 100 units of affordable housing—and inside a gated community, no less.
A $20 million investment aimed at keeping longtime Atlantans at home, The Legacy at Vine City will offer 105 units of affordable living for area seniors, all just a brief stroll from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and under-construction Rodney Cook, Sr. Park.
The project, spearheaded by church-led community development group Oasis of Vine City Inc., will offer 100 percent housing assistance for seniors via the Atlanta Housing Authority and “will boast contemporary one- and two-bedroom apartments,” according to a press release.
On the corner of Spencer Street and Foundry Street, the apartment complex will rise across the road from the Higher Ground Empowerment Center Church, which runs Oasis of Vine City, Inc.
This development will also bring more than 150 jobs to the neighborhood, according to a statement from the developers.
“The Legacy at Vine City will provide affordable housing to Vine City senior residents, serving an area where the average median income is between $17,000 and $24,000 a year,” according to the release.
The Legacy’s groundbreaking ceremony, led by Bishop Dexter Johnson, of Higher Ground and Oasis of Vine City, as well as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, kicks off Friday at 10:30 a.m.
“We wanted to build housing that was affordable and favorable to the needs of those 62 years of age and older,” Johnson said in the release.
The Legacy will be just another installment of affordable living headed to Vine City in coming years.