The years-long development trend that’s seen intown properties belonging to—or adjacent to—churches make way for housing is continuing along Oakhurst’s College Avenue.
As with a historic sanctuary in Druid Hills and, more recently, a large demolished church in Kirkwood, residential development has come to the doorstep of Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, claiming a large surface parking lot next door.
That’s where groundwork is being laid for a community called Elle at Oakhurst, where a first phase is expected to open in summer 2020, across the street from The Imperial, a neighborhood restaurant and pub.
Alan Cablik, president of Cablik Enterprises, the project’s builder, tells Curbed Atlanta that Elle will entail three large single-family houses and 10 townhomes.
Four of the townhomes will be live-work units, lending a more active vibe at their bases.
Priced from $699,000, the townhomes will span about 2,600 square feet with three bedrooms, Cablik says.
The standalone houses, meanwhile, will ask $1.2 million and up. Turco McCarthy Architecture is handling the community’s design.