Following two years of construction, a Southwest Atlanta project described by developers as Capitol View’s first new market-rate apartments in a generation has started moving in its first residents.

Marketed as a blend of “contemporary industrial architecture meets brick and Hardie® siding,” The Vivian project is bringing 325 rentals to the first finished stretch of the BeltLine’s Southside Trail, again proving developer bullishness for the unfinished trail corridor.

The RangeWater Real Estate project is located just west of the downtown Connector, next to Metropolitan Parkway on an 8.5-acre site long occupied by a vacant car battery factory. Move-ins started about two weeks ago, according to The Vivian’s marketing team.

The Southside Trail’s initial section, the .8-mile Segment 1, was finished in 2021 at the property’s doorstep as a southward extension of the three-mile Westside Trail.

BeltLine entry to the complex off the Southside Trail. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Location of RangeWater Real Estate's latest apartments at 1246 Allene Avenue. Google Maps

Once finished, The Vivian will offer rentals ranging from studios to two-bedroom options, spread across three buildings ranging from three to five stories.

The least expensive option listed at the moment is a 646-square-foot studio renting for $1,480 per month.

The priciest and largest apartment currently leasing is a 1,124-square-foot, two-bedroom option. Both are expected to be ready for tenants in late September.

Floorplan for the largest two-bedroom option currently offered at The Vivian.

Developers have said 15 percent of the apartments will be priced at “attainable rents” to satisfy the city’s rules for new BeltLine multifamily projects. RangeWater officials have said those will be reserved for renters earning 80 percent of the area median income or less.

Rents for those homes will start at $1,200 for studio apartments, developers have said.

For RangeWater (formerly Pollack Shores Real Estate Group), the project marks the third major investment along the Southside Trail corridor, following a 319-unit complex near The Beacon in Chosewood Park called Skylark and the immense Maverick project in Peoplestown. ParkProperty Capital is an equity partner in the Capitol View deal.

How The Vivian's various components front a bend in the Southside Trail.

The Vivian's coffee shop portion (left) and resident pool. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The Allene Avenue property operated for nearly four decades as Exide Technologies battery manufacturing plant before shuttering in 1988. The old industrial buildings were torn down in 2021, allowing for remediation work to begin.

Beyond BeltLine access, The Vivian project’s “endless” amenities are listed as a spacious dog park, a sizable swimming pool and deck, a clubhouse with meeting space and a lounge, a fitness center with yoga, and a coffee shop that overlooks the Southside Trail.

Whether the coffee shop component will be public or not isn’t clear; we’ve reached out to Vivian reps and will post any updates here.

In the meantime, swing up to the gallery to see how this injection of more than 300 Southside Trail homes is turning out.


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