Plans are coming into clearer focus for the next large multifamily project to deliver on the unbuilt—but soon-to-be under construction—eastern leg of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside Trail.
Located in Boulevard Heights, just east of the Southside Trail’s intersection with Boulevard, the TPA Residential project formerly known as 680 Hamilton is now called The Penman, where all components are said to “come together like poetry,” according to a new leasing website.
It'll be the second new multifamily development to deliver on the Southside Trail corridor's Segments 4 and 5, following the 918 Glenwood complex in Ormewood Park.
As the promo website mentions, and project officials have previously told Urbanize Atlanta, The Penman has signed a coffee shop, breakfast spot, and wine bar for a mix of adaptive-reuse and newly built retail spaces that will front the BeltLine. We’ve asked for clarification on exactly what that concept (or concepts) is and will update this story should further information come.
More than 7,000 square feet of retail is planned total around a concept called The Outpost near BeltLine, along with 275 apartments spread across five buildings and 7 acres of formerly industrial land.
Overall, The Penman is described as “the perfect mix of new construction and adaptive-reuse,” with amenities that include a 24-hour gym, yoga room, EV charging stations, clubroom, and resort-style saltwater pool with a sundeck.
Leasing materials show the least expensive options (one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments with 660 square feet) are renting from $1,615 to $1,630 monthly.
The largest apartments, meanwhile, range from $2,865 to $2,925 monthly for two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,295 square feet.
The complex is offering a workforce housing program for median income renters who work in the area. To qualify, minimum incomes must be two and ½ times the rent, but with a maximum income of 80 percent AMI. (See a breakdown in the gallery above). One month of free rent is being offered for all leases over 13 months, per The Penman’s website.
Boulevard Heights is a relatively small southeast Atlanta neighborhood founded in the 1920s that borders Grant Park, Ormewood Park, and Chosewood Park. It counts a couple hundred homes but, as the promise of a paved Southside Trail draws closer, its housing stock is set to more than triple.
Head to the gallery for a closer look at what’s in store for The Penman now that leasing has launched.
• BeltLine: Southside Trail construction to start in a matter of weeks (Urbanize Atlanta)