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Summerhill rentals could break ground this summer, as redevelopment hits overdrive

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Georgia Avenue’s redo has welcomed its first new retail option, while homes and offices move forward

a rendering of the upcoming apartments
Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio designed the planned 310-unit apartment complex.

Summerhill’s Georgia Avenue has been looking different by the day, but little has become available to the general public during the stadium area’s large-scale redevelopment—until now.

The up-and-coming retail strip unveiled its first food offering, Atlanta’s Little Tart Bakeshop, two weeks ago, as other facets of the district’s reimagining continue to move forward.

Other tenants with plans to debut along the once-thriving but long-shuttered commercial strip this year include Junior’s Pizza, a basement cocktail bar, Halfway Crooks Beer, Little Bear, Big Softie, and Wood’s Chapel BBQ.


And later this year, some of the Carter development’s first multifamily residential plans for non-students could be on the rise.

Construction of a 310-unit apartment building (see above rendering) is slated to launch in August near the site of Georgia State University’s proposed baseball stadium, on the northwest side of Carter’s development site.

Additionally, Atlanta-based homebuilder Hedgewood Homes has been tapped to build more than 100 single-family residences and townhomes in Summerhill, with construction kicking off in March.

a picture of under-construction apartments
Aspen Heights’s student housing complex is on the rise near Georgia Avenue.
Bharath Parthasarathy, via Twitter

On top of all that, Carter appears to be putting out feelers for potential office tenants for the workspace to be constructed on Fraser Street and Hank Aaron Drive.

Rent would cost between $35 and $40 per square foot per year, with floorplans ranging from 15,000 to 25,000 square feet, according to new posts on marketing site LoopNet.

Summerhill Master Plan via AJC

Elsewhere, student housing by Aspen Heights is also underway on Carter’s 80-acre property, and the former location of the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium could soon be transformed into two new city blocks, as was revealed (above) in December.