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First look: ‘Stacks’ townhome hubs planned for Edgewood Avenue and East Atlanta

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Both multifamily concepts will claim vacant lots in popular Atlanta bar districts

Stacks on Daniel is under construction in the Edgewood Avenue corridor, to be priced from the lower $500,000s, per developers.
Stacks on Daniel is under construction in the Edgewood Avenue corridor, to be priced from the lower $500,000s, per developers.
All renderings, site plans courtesy of Epic Development

From College Park to Loring Heights and Peachtree Road in Buckhead, the urbanization of Atlanta has seen the construction of townhome communities accelerate in recent years, many times on what was formerly underused or vacant land.

Two projects in the works for empty lots in popular Atlanta bar and restaurant districts are the latest examples.

Both ventures will cary the “Stacks” branding of other recent Epic Development communities in Reynoldstown, Midtown, and Sweet Auburn. Epic’s direct of marketing and development, Jim LaVallee, shares the early details with Curbed Atlanta below.

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Edgewood Avenue corridor

Slabs are being poured now for five townhomes over garages with rooftop terraces called “Stacks on Daniel,” where that street meets Edgewood Avenue.

Sizes will range from a unit with 1,700 square feet and a single-car garage, up to three-bedrooms with 2,050 square feet and space to park two vehicles.

Prices will span from the lower $500,000s to upper $600,000s, LaVallee said.

As plusses, LaVallee pointed to Atlanta Streetcar, Beltline, and MARTA proximity, in addition to restaurant lineups that are expected to grow with a planned $70-million mixed-use project fronting Boulevard down the street.

“That development does not obstruct our skyline view, as it’s not directly behind us, and there’s a height limitation for the property directly behind us [to the west], due to the historic district overlay,” LaVallee noted in an email. “The height limitation also applies to the Edgewood corridor, so the skyline views should be excellent forever.”

The site in question, at left, in 2016.
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Rendering by TSW

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East Atlanta

Epic’s second project in the works is called “Village Stacks” at the EAV corner of May and Patterson avenues, where another townhome concept didn’t launch.

Expect 14 units total, priced from the upper $500,000s to the $600,000s.

Four homes will be true duplexes, while the other 10 with be joined at ground-floor garages via storage rooms that jut from the main structure, lending the feel of single-family houses, LaVallee said.

Expect between 2,260 square feet for duplexes and 2,860 square feet for the largest corner units. Each home will have a rooftop terrace.

Most recently, a project called #BeAtHome-The Village was planned for the site.

“The location is excellent with respect to Brownwood Park, the farmers market, and all the restaurants and shops of EAV,” LaVallee said. “It’s not just walking distance—it’s crawling distance if you come home a little tipsy from the bars.”

Rendering, plan by DTJ Design