Today, a stroll or bike ride down the southernmost leg of the Beltline’s Eastside Trail presents a drastically different landscape than just years—even months—ago.
Granted, that segment of the path opened only about a year ago, but the area surrounding the former train tracks is evolving—and fast.
Construction of the Alexan apartments on Krog Street wrapped in 2015; Edge, a 350-unit mixed-use residential community straddling the Eastside Trail, is slated to welcome its first residents next month; and the Residences at Studioplex, a million-dollar townhome complex by Thrive Homes fronting the Beltline, is undergoing construction with many units already under contract.
Now, as Beltline officials prepare to open another short stretch of the multi-use path—from Edgewood to DeKalb avenues—a neighboring property is being primed for the construction of yet another residential project.
Also developed by Thrive Homes, Emerson on Krog is planned to bring an initial phase of 16 townhomes, priced at $1 million and up, to a site at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Krog Street, just south of the Krog Street Market food hall.
On November 14, numerous building permit applications were filed by Thrive Homes officials.
Although project details are scant, permit applications, as well as a developer’s rendering, show that the townhome community will be split between two buildings housing eight units each.
Additionally, each unit will feature a garage and rooftop terrace.
The project will replace the circa-1960s Jenkins Metal and Supply Company buildings which Thrive Homes has already razed.
The site is currently undergoing prep work, and vertical construction of Emerson on Krog has not yet launched.
Those 16 units are expected to deliver around the end of fall 2019, after which a second phase of the project is anticipated to bring an additional six townhomes abutting Edgewood Avenue.
After half a century in business, the family metalworking shop closed its Krog Street operations in 2016. At the time, a rep told Curbed Atlanta a deal involving Atlanta Hawks players had been in the works for the properties but ultimately fell through.