Developers say a new townhome project in the works for College Park will bring attributes today’s ITP dwellers hunger for: transit connectivity, walkability to retail options, and perhaps most importantly, relative affordability.
Called “Temple Square” for an adjacent avenue, the 17-unit venture is planned for an empty lot a block from downtown College Park, three blocks from MARTA, and less than a mile from top-rated private school Woodward Academy, officials told Curbed Atlanta today.
Expect prices to range from the low to high $300,000s, with five floorplan options between 1,850 and 2,500 square feet.
Temple Square is proposed by Rod Mullice and Jerome Russell, the development team behind College Park’s ThePad on Harvard, which debuted nearby in 2016 (with rare Google Fiber connectivity) as the city’s first new apartment cluster since 1969.
The earlier project is 96 percent occupied. Mullice said that demonstrates the attractiveness of College Park—a perennially strong Curbed Cup contender—as a jobs hub less reliant on automobiles than other ITP places.
He pointed to 63,000 jobs at Atlanta’s airport, plus nearby corporate headquarters for Delta Air Lines, Porsche North America, and Chick-fil-A as evidence of built-in market demand.
Temple Square was designed by architect Bill Tunnell of Tunnell, Spangler & Walsh (TSW), who helped create the vision for townhomes in Glenwood Park and the Edgewood Retail District, among other intown projects.
Ymani Tanis, who designed the contemporary interiors at ThePad on Harvard, will be brought in for the townhomes as well. Construction will be led by Dr. Saeid Sadri, former construction management professor at Georgia Tech, officials noted.
Expect delivery in late 2019, developers say.
- College Park debuts first new apartment community since 1969 [Curbed Atlanta]