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Textiles building near Goat Farm razed for West Midtown’s next batch of townhomes

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Sixty-nine residences are bound for Blandtown, priced in the $400Ks, developers say

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The razed former textiles business on Huff Road, as seen in 2017 across from new apartments.
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A sizable new townhome community has launched construction off Howell Mill Road, a West Midtown corridor experiencing explosive growth across a solid mile right now.

Empire Communities has razed the former Lewis and Sheron Textiles building—the company’s home of three decades—at 912 Huff Road NW in the Blandtown neighborhood, preparing to build 69 for-sale townhomes.

Lewis and Sheron, a longtime go-to for Atlanta interior designers, closed the facility in August, as Architectural Digest noted. The textiles business now operates from a showroom on Collier Road.

Saba Loghman, Empire Communities’s director of acquisitions, tells Curbed Atlanta the Huff Road townhomes will be priced in the $400,000s, with sales expected to begin in mid-2020.

Other details about the nearly 70 residences—square footages, bedroom counts, and renderings—aren’t yet available, per Loghman.

The site is across the street from the Westside Heights apartments, which opened a couple of years ago, and near landmarks such as The Goat Farm Arts Center and City of Atlanta Water Works reservoirs.

Loghman also pointed to five-block walking proximity to “the epicenter of top Atlanta restaurants and neighborhood staples” like Marcel, Little Trouble, and Northside Tavern.

A Google Maps rendering of a townhome location as designated in red.
The townhomes’ location in relation to West Midtown landmarks such as The Goat Farm Arts Center and a City of Atlanta Water Works Reservoir.
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Empire Communities (formerly EA Homes) shifted focus in recent years from strictly suburban development to urban infill projects across town, from Boulevard Heights to Lindbergh.

Other Empire projects to recently move forward are replacing a Kirkwood church with 66 townhomes and a former Old Fourth Ward kids’ academy with 34 units.

More details on the Huff Road townhomes are expected to be released when sales begin.

A white and blue textiles building near a highway with clouds above.
The site in September 2018.