Developers and city government officials are expected to officially open a Westside apartment project this month that’s being marketed as “stylish, refined urban living within a charming garden community” at affordable rates.
Tucked off Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, the 110-unit Columbia Canopy at Grove Park has been called one of the neighborhood’s first new multifamily ventures in decades. It’s located on West Lake Avenue a stone’s throw from Atlanta’s largest designated greenspace, Westside Park, and a few blocks west of MARTA’s Bankhead station.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens is scheduled to lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday at the new Canopy community, alongside Columbia Residential and Grove Park Foundation officials, among others.
A project rep tells Urbanize Atlanta the Canopy apartments are currently leasing, though it wasn’t clear at press time how many units remain available. [UPDATE: 3 p.m., June 23: We're told all Canopy units are currently leased. Please see the comments section below for a rundown of rates, including affordable housing reserves not publicly advertised.]
The Columbia Residential project’s goal is to provide homes at permanently affordable rates in an area where residents are at higher risk of displacement as housing prices and the cost of living escalates, officials have said.
According to Apartments.com, monthly rents at the Canopy community range from $1,450 to $1,650.
The Purpose Built mixed-income project consists of four buildings situated around a circular drive, with apartment sizes ranging from 702 square feet (one bedroom, one bathroom) to 1,360 square feet (three bedrooms, two bathrooms).
Columbia, an Atlanta-based affordable housing developer, currently has eight projects in the pipeline, including the final multifamily component at the mixed-use, transit-oriented redo of the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. Other partners in the Grove Park project include JHP Architecture & Urban Design and Long Engineering.
The Grove Park build isn’t the only affordable-housing initiative moving forward near scenic Westside Park, which has proven a popular destination for recreation, exercise, and events after debuting its $44-million first phase in August.
Just north of the Columbia project, developers Urban Oasis Catalyst are planning 65 housing units of various types—about half of them deemed affordable, workforce housing—across 12 acres of mostly undeveloped land, spread across three Westside neighborhoods.
In nearby Bankhead, the Parkside apartment community has finished construction with an affordability component, across the street from Microsoft's future campus.
Swing up to the Gallery for a closer look at Canopy’s grounds, buildings, and floorplans.
• Around Atlanta's new Westside Park, range of affordable housing planned (Urbanize Atlanta)