Another sizable housing development is barreling ahead in the City of Chamblee.

On a former church property tucked off Peachtree Boulevard, just south of Interstate 285, Empire Communities is fully under construction on a residential community called “Repose” that's aiming for a uniquely rustic aesthetic as ITP housing projects go.

The 4011 Chamblee Dunwoody Road venture was rezoned with the city in 2021 and broke ground late last year.

The Repose project's 4011 Chamblee Dunwoody Road location in Atlanta's northeast ITP corner. Google Maps

Courtesy of Empire Communities

Empire officials tell Urbanize Atlanta the community will feature 55 single-family houses. Each will have two or three stories and a “warm mountain theme aesthetic with nature-inspired colors, red windows, and heavy landscaping [and] courtyards,” per a project description sent via email. 

The homebuilder is also working with the PATH Foundation to build a new trail along a creek on the property that many homes will face, according to Empire reps.   

PATH Foundation/Empire Communities

Courtesy of Empire Communities

The Empire project joins hundreds of new housing units coming together in the DeKalb County city in several major projects, most of them clustered in the downtown area or within a short walk.

Vertical construction on Repose homes is expected to begin late this year, with sales starting in 2024, Empire officials said.

Details on the size of Repose homes and their estimated, eventual pricing wasn’t provided.

According to, the 7.2-acre Chamblee property in question sold for $7.5 million last summer.

The project continues a push in recent years for Empire—formerly a suburban homebuilder—to develop residential and mixed-use communities across virtually all corners of the ITP landscape.

Ongoing Empire projects are transforming sections of hot intown locales such as Reynoldstown, Blandtown, and Chosewood Park, while a titanic development in partnership with Trammell Crow Residential is moving forward just south of East Atlanta Village, with expectations of delivering nearly 700 housing units.

Courtesy of Empire Communities


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