A pocket neighborhood rising in Ormewood Park is another sign that Atlanta residential construction is forging ahead during the novel coronavirus pandemic’s shelter-in-place orders, an “essential” industry the city allows.
Officials with The Brightstar Team/Compass announced today several homes are under construction despite COVID-19 restrictions at Vernon Ormewood, a planned “pocket” neighborhood at the intersection of Vernon Avenue and Berne Street, roughly two blocks from the Beltline’s future Southside Trail.
It marks a growing trend of pocket communities Atlanta has seen sprout in places like Edgewood, Kirkwood, Druid Hills, and elsewhere in Ormewood Park, as land and construction costs have continued to spike.
Now being developed by Southwyck Homes, Vernon is expected to include 20 residences arranged in a horseshoe-like pattern around a central community park.
Prices begin in the low $600,000s, and pre-sales have now launched, project reps said this week.
That’s a higher starting point for the community than initially planned, as previous developers had shared early last year.
Communal interactions at Vernon will be encouraged, as each home will come with either front or back porches. Parking options range from single-vehicle carports to two-car garages.
Moving inside, home sizes range from 1,724 to 2,433 square feet, with three or four bedrooms. Each house will have two and a half bathrooms.
The highest home prices are expected to top out in the mid-$600,000s, with delivery expected this summer.
Project reps note that a neighborhood HOA will be responsible for landscaping common areas and maintaining streetlights.
UPDATE: 10:51 a.m., April 14: This article has been updated to reflect more pricing information, expected delivery dates, and renderings for forthcoming homes.