A Bankhead townhome project that has stoked fears of gentrification and displacement in the traditionally underserved Westside neighborhood is having no trouble attracting interested buyers, according to marketing materials.
The initial phase of developer Brock Built’s Oliver Street Townhomes, billed as being “in the center of one of Atlanta’s most sought-after neighborhoods,” is finishing construction just a few blocks from a zone where Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms put a moratorium on building permits this month to combat “rapid gentrification.”
At the Oliver Street venture, half a dozen homes priced from $384,900 to just shy of $410,000 have been claimed, per a marketing website. Only two townhouses in the first phase remain available.
Visuals have also emerged that show trendy interiors for the community tucked off Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway—a location that developers stress is a five-minute commute to Midtown and downtown, and a few blocks from the Beltline’s forthcoming Westside Connector Trail.
“Discover the affordable, comfortable lifestyle that awaits,” reads one pitch.
Brock Built has long been an active builder on Atlanta’s Westside. This latest project will feature 30 three-bedroom townhomes ranging from 2,000 to 2,400 square feet.
The neighborhood site plan shows a rectangular design with units divided into six buildings, surrounded by a smattering of green space.
The area includes a second Brock Built townhome community called The Finley, as well as tentative mixed-use development plans known as 1080 DLH, which also involve the homebuilder.
Below is a selection of the initial interior renderings for Oliver Street, showing variations on floorplans.