This week in Atlanta real estate: New development with a Gothic twist, affordable housing at lightning speed and more

by Mary Welch

Gothic-inspired 300-unit apartment tower planned

Will we call it the residences de Notre Dame? A Gothic-inspired apartment tower next to Midtown’s century-old St. Mark United Methodist Church has been proposed by StreetLights Residential. The Dallas-based developer, which has the property under contract, submitted the project’s plans to the Neighborhood Planning Unit E, which includes Midtown, Atlantic Station, Georgia Tech and Ansley Park. The neighborhood planning unit had no opposition to the project.

The 300-unit apartment tower will be built on less than an acre site at the intersection of 5th and Juniper streets. The plans resemble the church’s 1900s Gothic Revival design. The tower could feature up to 205 studios and one-bedroom-units, 75 two-bedrooms and 19 three-bedrooms, according to the proposal, and rent will run from $2,200 to $5,000. StreetLights hopes to present the design to the Midtown Development Review Committee later this summer and possibly as early as June.

Affordable housing project will be quick and cheap

One affordable housing development planned for Oakland City will be on the market within 90 days from construction. The project, located between the neighborhood’s MARTA station and the Atlanta Beltline’s Westside Trial, will have 23 units and be located at 1091 Tucker Ave. It’s located south of the Westside Trail and the Lee + White redevelopment.

Spearheaded by the Atlanta Land Trust, the mix of modular housing in four buildings was designed by Smith Dalia Architects and will be built by Oak Construction Group.
The plans call for several living options designed for varying family sizes and needs, from condos up to three-story residences, all offered through what’s called the community land trust model. Construction is expected to begin by year’s end, and all 23 homes will be finished within 90 days of that process beginning, or sometime in early 2020, officials said.

Yoo on Peachtree slated to rise

The Trillist Cos. submitted plans for a 45-story tower that will feature 330 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail. Called Yoo on Peachtree, the nearly one-acre site currently is currently a parking lot at Peachtree, 13th and Crescent Avenue between the Atlanta Women’s Club’s Wimbish House and the 1100 Peachtree building.

Best of the best at Harry Norman

Harry Norman, Realtors celebrated its top agents at an awards luncheon at the The St. Regis in Buckhead. The firm recognized agents across offices for their excellence in real estate and honored agents in several categories, including Most Outgoing Referrals, Recognition of Board Awards, Rookie of the Year, the Miss Emmie Award and the President’s Award.