A sizable helping of new townhomes is moving forward in Southwest Atlanta’s Pittsburgh community, about midway between downtown and the BeltLine’s Westside Trail.

After making a mark with new single-family and townhome ventures along Memorial Drive on Atlanta’s eastside, homebuilder Empire Communities is turning its focus to another high-traffic corridor across town, Metropolitan Parkway.

At the southeast corner of Metropolitan and Shelton Avenue, Empire has begun land development on roughly 100 townhomes. The location is kitty-corner from The Met, the 1.1-million-square-foot historic warehouse complex where developer Carter has recently poured millions into renovations.  

At the intersection of Shelton Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway, the Empire townhome site is at bottom right. The massive Met property is at top left.
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The 4.3-acre townhome site sold for $3.75 million in July, according to tax records.

Empire rep Daniela Tirone tells Urbanize Atlanta the Pittsburgh townhomes will be a mix of two-bedroom, two-bathroom and three-bedroom, three-bathroom rentals. Sizes will range from about 1,150 to 1,600 square feet.

The 4.3 acres where roughly 100 rental townhomes are being constructed along Metropolitan Parkway.
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Southwest Atlantans should start seeing the townhomes go vertical by mid to late summer, Tirone says.

Renderings and estimated rents haven’t been finalized.

“At this stage of the development,” noted Tirone in an email, “there isn’t too much to share.”

Empire (formerly EA Homes) has shifted focus in recent years from strictly suburban development to urban infill projects across town, including a rainbow-hued townhome build in Kirkwood called Paintbox, where units have been moving from the low $300,000s.  

CORRECTION: This article has been revised to reflect that the townhomes are being built in Pittsburgh, not Adair Park. Tirone has also specified the townhomes will be for rent, not for sale.  

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