Another 200 apartments are set to enter the development pipeline soon in the booming southside neighborhood that is Chosewood Park.

That’s according to a project update issued by Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development arm, regarding the first facet of a sprawling proposal called Englewood, located just south of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail corridor.

The majority of the first Englewood apartments would qualify as affordable housing, next to a senior housing complex that’s also part of the first phase.

According to Invest Atlanta, the apartments are set to break ground this year and deliver sometime in 2026, following a 26-month construction schedule.

Also in the plans is 15,000 square feet of commercial space. Amenities will include a swimming pool and fitness center, a business center with computers, and a clubhouse with community and meeting rooms.

The 200-unit project's eastern face, just south of the BeltLine. Atlanta Housing; The Benoit Group

The 200-unit project in question at 535 Englewood Ave., at top left. Atlanta Housing; The Benoit Group

The development is a joint venture between The Benoit Group and Atlanta Housing. It’s unique in that Benoit plans to offer a variety of services to residents onsite via its “Social Expression Program.”

The majority of the apartments—160—are planned to rent at 60 percent of the area median income or below. That means the smallest units (one bedroom, 715 square feet) will rent for $1,149 monthly.

From there, two-bedroom options with 950 square feet would rent for $1,378, and three-bedroom apartments with 1,150 square feet would go for $1,593 monthly. (It’s important to note that with Atlanta Housing HomeFlex vouchers residents would not be required to pay more than 30 percent of their income on rent.)

The market-rate apartments, meanwhile, will rent for between $1,450 for one-bedroom plans and $2,100 for a couple of three-bedroom options that will be offered, according to Invest Atlanta.

Atlanta Housing; The Benoit Group

Atlanta Housing; The Benoit Group

Invest Atlanta recently approved $3 million in BeltLine Tax Allocation District financing for the apartment project, which is estimated to cost $84 million.

Overall, the 30-acre Englewood project is expected to see more than 900 housing units and “neighborhood-serving” retail sprout in five multifamily buildings and other, smaller components along Boulevard. 

The project will border the Chosewood Park greenspace and athletic fields, with the first phase of the BeltLine’s Boulevard Crossing Park across the street to the north.

The community that formerly stood on site, Englewood Manor, was built in 1970, eventually housing 324 families. It was demolished in 2009, according to Invest Atlanta.

Atlanta Housing—one of the nation’s largest housing authorities—has described Englewood as being among the biggest planned developments on its docket. About 76 percent of the community will be reserved as affordable for people earning 80 percent of the area median income or less, agency officials have said.

Meanwhile, several Chosewood Park residential projects are under development within a few blocks of the Englewood site. Those include the 396-apartment Upton complex, 128 townhomes called Maguire at Skylark, and one of the largest southside private developments to date, the 34-acre Empire Zephyr project.

Invest Atlanta


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