The massive makeover of the stadium formerly known as Turner Field and its surrounding areas has Summerhill looking different by the day.
The latest piece in the area’s transformation, spearheaded by the development partnership of Georgia State University and Carter USA, is becoming clearer with new renderings that illustrate what living near the Panthers’s new football stadium could look like.
It’s the latest significant development in the evolving residential scene southeast of downtown.
What Now Atlanta obtained images of what’s being called the “Summerhill Apartments,” which could ultimately bring 445 residential units to the 72-acre overhaul in the shadow of Georgia State Stadium, just north of the Beltline’s Southside Trail to-be.
Designed by Smith Dalia Architects, the multifamily Summerhill project is slated to rise in two phases, the first of which—“South Block”—will offer 120 units, as well as 24,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail, at the intersection of Fraser Street and Georgia Avenue.
Active for years in Atlanta, Smith Dalia has left its design imprint on projects from Cabbagetown to King Plow and Amour Yards.
The other 325 units, to be built during the “North Block” phase, could connect to another 20,000 square feet of retail on what is now a parking lot sandwiched between Hank Aaron Drive and Fraser Street.
The whole 72-acre development is expected to welcome some 350,000 square feet of retail and 900,000 square feet of office space, not to mention nearly 1,000 multifamily residences and almost 700 beds for students.
The Summerhill Apartments are but one example of the ever-changing landscape not far from the neighborhood’s under-construction commercial strip and the undeveloped, southernmost stretch of the Beltline.
Elsewhere, new townhomes have sprouted, and Burnett Grant Park—apartments refashioned as condos—hit the market last fall.
As of this week, just nine of the 54 “affordable” one- and two-bedroom units are still for sale, reps reported.
A few blocks from the future Beltline path, condos between 750 and 1,200 square feet are being offered for prices in the $200,000s.
Pricing for the Summerhill Apartments, however, has yet to be revealed.