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Photos: Around Old Fourth Ward's Edgewood Avenue, changes abound right now

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Keep an eye out for a new hotel, brewpub, townhomes, and more

An old orange and white building is adorned with a mural on its left side.
A refresh is afoot at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Boulevard, where Edgewood Pizza operates.
Photos: Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta, unless noted

As with any neighborhood even remotely close to the Beltline’s Eastside Trail, Old Fourth Ward is witnessing an unprecedented transformation.

That’s particularly evident on and around Edgewood Avenue, a bustling restaurant and retail stretch that runs from downtown to the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA Station and crosses the Beltline in Old Fourth Ward.

Right now, the most active piece of Edgewood Avenue’s redevelopment, collectively, is between the Downtown Connector and the Eastside Trail, near Krog Street.

In the past few months, that section of the corridor has undergone numerous changes that could make it more inviting to pedestrians, beer drinkers, and tourists.

For proof, see the photos collected along Edgewood Avenue below.

A picture of a red brick building with a grey brick front patio space.
At 521 Edgewood Avenue, a former auto shop is being transformed into a brewpub. The development team of Asana Partners and SRS Real Estate Partners is behind the project, which would create a 5,800-square-foot space for the new Biggerstaff Brewing Company. The old building has come quite a ways since it had parking spots in the front. Now, it seems totally pedestrian-friendly.
A wide sidewalk neighbors the grey patio space outside the brewpub-to-be.
Another view of 521 Edgewood (at right) and its walkable setup. It’s unclear what’s happening next door, although renovations are underway there, too. (Developers haven’t responded to inquiries for updates.)
A red brick building with glass garage doors in front of a grey brick patio space.
The building next to 521 Edgewood has seen some major changes.
Two modern grey townhome buildings are under construction.
Farther west, on Daniel Street, the “Stacks on Daniel” townhome community is coming together. Units will range in size from 1,700 square feet and a single-car garage up to three-bedrooms with 2,050 square feet and space to park two vehicles.
A signs says “Just one left,” referring to the Stacks townhome complex, which is seen in the background.
The Stacks site, as seen from Boulevard. The units, which range from the lower $500,000s to upwards of $600,000 have been selling like hotcakes apparently. Only one space remains, according to this sign and the project’s website.
Stacks on Daniel is under construction in the Edgewood Avenue corridor, to be priced from the lower $500,000s, per developers.
The initial vision for the Stacks on Daniel.
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A backhoe sits on a dirt lot next a vandalized building.
Meanwhile, demolition work began today at the site of Waldo’s Old Fourth Ward, an $80 million, 200,000-square-foot mixed-use development near the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Boulevard. Developer Lucror Resources and investor Sixty West Funds aims to bring townhomes, about 10,000 square feet of restaurants and retail, an office building, and a 125-room Motto By Hilton hotel.
A previous rendering of the development shows how the Boulevard side would look, with the hotel towering over the offices.
A rendering of Waldo’s, which would front Old Fourth Ward’s Boulevard, near Edgewood Avenue’s bar strip.
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An old building painted bright orange.
The building at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Boulevard, where Edgewood Pizza is expanding, recently received a new paint job. Interior renovations are ongoing. Asana and SRS are also heading up this project. Expect a third location of ever-popular Slutty Vegan here, too.
Lastly, adjacent to the Eastside Trail and the transformative new Edge development, Old Fourth Ward’s Airline condos project is promising spring 2020 move-ins. The condos are priced from $359,900 for a one-bedroom of 739 square feet to $657,400 two-bedroom “penthouses” with 1,322 square feet. The 29 units were initially slated to deliver this past summer.
Airline O4W