A mixed-income development expected to deliver more than 50 units of affordable housing to Atlanta’s Westside broke ground today across the street from the Southeast’s largest cemetery.

District 10 Atlanta City Councilmember Andrea L. Boone hosted a ribbon-cutting this morning for a project called Residences at Westview at 1991 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, where an abandonment low-rise apartment complex had been razed a decade ago.

The site overlooks Interstate 20 to the north, and to the south, the sprawling greens of historic Westview Cemetery.

Residences at Westview's proximity to I-20 and Westview Cemetery. Google Maps

Leading the project is Gorman and Company, a Wisconsin-based developer founded in 1984 with affordable-housing initiatives dotted around the country developed through public-private partnerships. The Westview ventures marks Gorman’s first in Atlanta.

According to Gorman officials, Residences at Westview will offer 60 total apartments—six of them at market rate. The rest will be reserved for tenants earning 50 to 60 percent of the area’s median income.

The site in question, at right, in early 2022, with the historic cemetery at left. Google Maps

The nonprofit Atlanta Catholic Charities also plans to provide families residing at the apartments with after-school programs, “offering a variety of academic and social and emotional learning opportunities for students and parents,” according to a City of Atlanta announcement.

Apartment sizes will range from one to three bedrooms, with completion expected in spring 2023, per Gorman officials.

Early rendering of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive facade. Gorman & Co./Affordable Housing Finance

The Westview project is located a few blocks from where a 124-unit affordable housing complex for seniors called True Light Haven was completed in the Penelope Neighbors neighborhood last year.

Gorman also opened an office this week in Sweet Auburn to serve as a base for its Southeast team of developers and architects.

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