Construction is underway on another large-scale residential development aiming to capitalize on the allure of the BeltLine’s Southside Trail, a five-mile swoop of multi-use trails both built and in planning phases.

Called “The Upton,” the latest project to break ground has claimed a long-vacant, 430 Englewood Avenue lot once home to low-rise warehouse facilities in Chosewood Park. The hilltop site overlooks an unbuilt section of the Southside Trail, just west of Boulevard.

The Meta Real Estate Partners project will include nearly 400 new apartments, joining nearby rental options like the Skylark apartments on Boulevard and the comparatively massive Maverick community a little farther west on the trail.

The Upton project's site in relation to downtown and SE ATL landmarks. Google Maps

The former vacant lot on Englewood Avenue overlooking a section of the Southside Trail. Google Maps

The Upton’s plans call for 346 units to stand over one level of a concrete podium—and 50 units below that. The building will wrap a 539-space parking garage standing six and ½ stories—with a rooftop amenity space on the top level of that.

Leah Singleton of Fortune-Johnson, the project’s general contractor, tells Urbanize Atlanta the Chosewood Park project broke ground in October and that foundation work is underway now.

Meta Real Estate Partners, based near Sandy Springs and formerly called SWH Residential, counts Old Fourth Ward’s North & Line in its portfolio of residential projects near the BeltLine.

The Upton project's Englewood Avenue facade. Meta Real Estate Partners; designs, Dynamik Design

Meta Real Estate Partners; designs, Dynamik Design

Described as “high-profile,” The Upton’s site is just south of The Beacon, a former warehouse district turned food, drink, and retail destination. The 5-acre Boulevard Crossing Park—where the BeltLine announced a 20-acre expansion three years ago—is located just to the east. (At last check, that greenspace expansion was still in planning phases.) 

The 1.2-mile Southside Trail section linking Boulevard up to Glenwood Park is expected to be under construction next month, opening in about two years.   

Meanwhile, The Upton is scheduled to deliver in summer 2024. Have a closer look at what’s coming in the gallery above.


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