TPA Residential Looks For Rezoning Of Boulevard Heights Parcel For 300 Units

Located just off the Southside BeltLine Trail, the project would feature 36 affordable units
1104 Avondale Ave. SE Overhead Shot
Photo: Google Maps | An overhead shot of 1104 Avondale Ave. SE, where TPA Residential has filed plans for a 300-unit development.
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The Neighborhood Planning Unit for the Boulevard Heights neighborhood will review a rezoning request by developer TPA Residential to make way for up to 300 units at 1104 Avondale Ave. SE, according to its Wednesday evening meeting agenda.

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TPA Residential, which filed plans for the project with the city in late December, is seeking a change for the six-acre property along Avondale from a mix of single-family and multifamily zoning to strictly multifamily, MR4A-C zoning, according to planning documents. Wilson, Brock & Irby attorney Stephen Rothman, a representative for TPA, said in a letter to the city that the rezoning is necessary because the land requires “significant remediation to remove the environmental stressors it currently presents.”

“The remediation requires a significant amount of economic investment for which the current zoning effectively prohibits,” Rothman writes.

“Our client wishes to redevelop the property in a manner that is more in keeping with the residential development already existing along the east side of Avondale Avenue to the south of the property and will allow for the environmental remediation of the property.”

The property itself is near other newly finished or underway multifamily projects in that part of the Boulevard Heights neighborhood. The project would be just north of developer Empire Communities‘ Empire Swift project, a 198-townhome development at 1144 Avondale Ave. SE.

In addition, the project site is a five minute walk to the east of TPA Residential’s 275-unit 680 Hamilton project, which permit filings indicate is underway on construction.

In the case of 1104 Avondale, current plans call for 153 studios and one-bedrooms, 51 two-bedrooms, and 57 three-bedrooms, along with some number of three-bedroom townhomes. Subject to Atlanta BeltLine inclusionary zoning rules, the project would offer 20 affordable one-bedrooms, seven affordable two-bedrooms, and nine affordable three-bedrooms, all at 80 percent of area median income. That would drop rents from expected market rates of $1,399, $1,774, and $2,199 for each of those unit types to $1,196, $1,435, and $1,657, respectively, planning documents show.

Based in Atlanta, TPA Residential is setting an anticipated project completion date of January 2024, according to its rezoning application. A recommendation in support of rezoning by the NPU-W Wednesday evening would be followed by reviews from the city in light of the recommendation.

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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Brian
Brian
1 month ago

More density without any definitive plans for additional transportation options in/out of the area. If you think Boulevard and Moreland are bad now, just wait for all the cars required for 500+ new living spaces…

GrantParkGhoul
GrantParkGhoul
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

Beltline light rail… it’s just going to lag behind the completion of these apartments by 25 years or so

Maya
Maya
1 month ago

What another absolute disappointment by Atlanta planning and zoning once again. Over 260 units when streets are already so busy for a heavily residential area. There are little to no sidewalks throughout and when there are sidewalks, they are generally poorly maintained. Parking is also already bad for residents!

Lisa S
Lisa S
1 month ago

What happened to the public park that was supposed to go there? Neighborhood board got hosed by a developer once again.

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

BTW I think your map is off. The build out of the Swift will have a northern border at 1081 Avondale which is half way between Hobart and Hamilton so the TPA project will be in a smaller footprint than this map suggests.

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