A long-vacant street corner in Sweet Auburn, currently occupied by a parking lot, could soon be bustling with activity. Permits have been filed for construction of a student housing facility with street front retail at Auburn and Piedmont avenues.
Atlantans knows that summers here are hot as hell and that homes in Old Fourth Ward are expensive. But new townhomes just across the neighborhood border in Sweet Auburn are going to start in the $300,000s and boast MARTA and Beltline proximity.
Even before the Atlanta Streetcar opened — over budget and behind schedule — it’s been a source of endless fodder. While press surrounding the streetcar has been mostly doom and gloom for the better part of two years, things are looking up. Maybe.
Despite the litany of woe besetting the Atlanta Streetcar, it'd be hard to argue the big blue people-movers haven't brought spurts of economic development unseen in the Sweet Auburn area for decades. A new listing proves the interest keeps coming.
The Great Atlanta Festival Face-Off continues right now, pitting the remaining field of 16 in friendly, festive competition. The lineup of ATL fests, perennial mega-events, and wondrous gatherings is getting crowded. A little May Madness is in order.
If anyone had a doubt that Sweet Auburn knows how to party, this weekend offered evidence to the contrary. The 32nd annual Sweet Auburn Springfest drew tens of thousands of people to the burgeoning 'hood for three days of music, shopping, and food.
The streetcar has taken some lumps lately, and signs point to things getting worse (at least superficially) before they get better. Some would argue that ridership numbers this year don't mean all that much, though.