A homebuilder with a growing intown presence has inked a deal to build a section of housing at Forsyth County’s massive Halcyon project, which is coming together as a north metro mini-city rival to Avalon.
EA Homes has been building dozens of townhomes and other relatively dense housing aimed squarely at millennials (or empty-nesters) in Kirkwood and near Grant Park, along the future Atlanta Beltline Southside Trail.
A rep recently conceded the $350,000 and $500,000 prices for those offerings aren’t exactly “dirt cheap” but are meant to fill a market void.
The same could be said at Halcyon, where EA Homes has teamed with developer RocaPoint Partners to build 143 housing options, beginning construction this spring, officials announced this week. (Another homebuilder is developing other Halcyon sites, too).
The EA Homes plans at Forsyth’s commercial “front door,” where McFarland Parkway meets Ronald Reagan Boulevard, will include 101 townhouses with prices starting in the high $300,000s.
Also in the works are 42 standalone houses that will cost from the $600,000s and beyond.
This mix of townhomes and larger properties will extend Halcyon’s “village” concept and include central residential amenities, offering homeowners a pool and clubhouse—plus a nature trail that leads to a Big Creek Greenway trailhead, linking to Alpharetta.
Nice touches, as developers explained in a release, will include the following:
“Townhomes at Halcyon will overlook green space parks and the single-family homes will be adjacent to private wooded areas. Garages will be discreetly located at the back of each home, offering a distinctive and walkable experience for buyers and an urban neighborhood feel.”
Beyond housing, the $370-million Halcyon is expected to span 135 acres—or about 50 acres more than denser Avalon’s first phase. It launched construction in 2016.
The completed live, work, play space will ultimately entail the build-out of a Krog Street Market-type food hall, two hotels, about 700 residences, and the county’s first dine-in movie theater, all off Ga. Highway 400’s Exit 12.
Halcyon will also be dotted with some 50 acres of its own greenspace.
Developers announced last spring that virtually all retail space had been claimed.
According to Halcyon’s Facebook page, the project is now targeting a summer opening. Earlier projections called for a March debut.