A Capitol View project is in the pipeline that could add more attainable housing options on Atlanta’s southside within an easy walk or ride of the BeltLine corridor.

The Flicker Development proposal calls for a new four-story apartment building rising across two lots at 1361 and 1365 Metropolitan Parkway, just south of Dill Avenue.

The land in question currently contains an older home but isn’t occupied, according to developers.

Located about two blocks from the BeltLine’s first Southside Trail section to open, it's also just south of where RangeWater Real Estate is building a 325-apartment community called The Vivian in the same neighborhood.

Where the vacant Capitol View properties are located in relation to downtown. Google Maps

According to the BeltLine Development Review Committee, Flicker’s plans call for building 55 rentals—all of them cheaper one-bedroom units, except for seven that would have two bedrooms. Fifteen percent of the apartments would be reserved for tenants earning 80 percent of the area median income or less to comply with the BeltLine’s Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance.

Specific ranges for rents haven't been specified. 

Interestingly, the project would be built with modular construction—a rarity for Atlanta. That’s a process of assembling units in factories, and then stacking them with cranes on site to cut back on construction costs and speed the building process. Flicker plans to wrap the stacked units in a traditional façade veneer once assembled.  

Flicker reps filed an application for a Special Administrative Permit to begin the construction process last month.

The Metropolitan Parkway properties in question, at left, in June. The Southside Trail corridor is roughly two blocks up the street in this direction. Google Maps

Revised rendering for the project's facade in the 1300 block of Metropolitan Parkway. Flicker Development; designs, Fathom Architecture

The lone available rendering indicates Atlanta-based Fathom Architecture is designing the project.

We’ve reached out this week to Flicker Development for more images and details regarding a construction timeline for the Capitol View project, and we’ll update this story should those come.

Capitol View news, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta)