Once described as “the hole in the donut” of intown development and home to “Atlanta’s highest concentration of poverty,” the Boulevard corridor has seen a diversity of residential types (senior and market-rate) rising in recent years alongside Section 8 housing the area has long been synonymous with.
The latest plans call for developing a cleared lot at 501 Boulevard, about two blocks south of North Avenue.
Johns Creek-based developer Windsor Holdings recently filed plans with the city to build 27 condos in a four-story building that would front Boulevard, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, which has posted early renderings.
The project, expected to come before the Beltline’s Design Review Committee this week, would sell one and two-bedroom condos. The architect is Place Maker Design, the firm behind recent intown projects The Beacon, Westside Ironworks, and Bazati Hall, among others.
In a demolition permit issued to Windsor Holdings in 2016, the abandoned multifamily building that had stood on the 501 Boulevard site was noted as being unsafe.
Across the street and a few doors to the north, Dezhu U.S. Investment is building 30 apartments with a roof garden called 542 Boulevard.
It’s one of several multifamily projects the Duluth-based developer has pitched along Boulevard and neighboring streets.