Residential Development Project Slated For Boulevard Heights

17-Acre brownfield redevelopment is the latest in investment sparked by the Beltline.

17-Acre brownfield redevelopment is the latest in investment sparked by the Beltline.

RocaPoint Partners – the development group behind Halycon, a mixed-use development slated for Forsyth – has announced plans to redevelop a 17 acre property in Boulevard Heights, according to Curbed.

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The developer plans to break ground soon at Confederate and Avondale avenues.

The residential development will be a brownfield redevelopment project near the Beltline‘s planned Southside Trail. RocaPoint began land remediation in 2013 for Phase 1 of the project, which will include 120 townhomes by Edward Andrews Homes. Pricing for Phase 1 units will “likely” start around $280,000, according to a press release.

Once remediation is complete for the next phase, that will include 200 apartments, a 3-acre public green space and a path connecting to the Beltline.

Patrick Leonard, principal of RocaPoint Partners, is a huge fan of the Beltline: “To be associated with the BeltLine is a huge deal in Atlanta, and people are excited to live on, and therefore develop near, the trails. It has encouraged walkability, promoted a healthy lifestyle and addressed environmental issues, and we want this community to weave seamlessly into that culture.”

A brownfield site, acccording to the Environmental Protection Agency, is a real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Over 123 acres have been enrolled in Georgia’s brownfield program.

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Editor’s note: This post originally stated that the project would be in Grant Park. Corrections were made 4:39 PM on 2/5/2016.

Edits about pricing and the quote from the developer were added 2/9/2016.

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Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.
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