Following an idle period over the winter at a large portion of the site, an immense housing development adjacent to MARTA is now fully under construction in Edgewood, though in a slightly modified format.

A trio of national developers is transforming 13.3 acres on Edgewood’s northern fringes that housed an Edwards Fine Foods factory for six decades into nearly 700 housing units, plus a dash of retail, across more than 20 new buildings.

The sweet-smelling Schwan’s Company-owned factory was demolished last year, and national homebuilder Toll Brothers has recently started infrastructure work where a mix of residential uses will consume the majority of that site on both sides of La France Street.

The scope of the site is illustrated from this angle, looking west toward downtown. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Toll Brothers spokesperson Andrea Meck tells Urbanize Atlanta plans now call for 240 condos and townhomes at the Edgewood project—a reduction of 20 units from earlier plans. Sales are now expected to open in the summer of 2024, as opposed to early next year, Meck said.

Plans still call for the for-sale condos and townhomes to range in price from $200,000 to $575,000.

Meanwhile, at the westernmost edge of the site, the project’s 422-unit apartment and retail component broke ground last summer and has finished vertical construction on its parking deck.   

Called Hanover Edgewood, the multifamily stack is a joint venture between Hanover Company and GID Development Group. Rents are expected to range from $1,650 to around $3,300, officials have said. A corner section for retail is planned at the base.

Plans for La France Street retail at the corner of Hanover Edgewood nearest the MARTA station. Hanover Company

Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

All told, plans call for 24 separate buildings spread across the former industrial acreage. 

The scope of work would also include a protected bike lane on La France Street, a dog park, and at least two small publicly accessible greenspaces, per project filings. About 900 parking spaces will be spread around the property.

The apartments, condos, and townhomes will join more than 400 apartments built on former MARTA parking lots next door, continuing the densification of Edgewood’s northern blocks near transit options and other attractions such as Pullman Yards and the Edgewood Retail District.

The project also continues an intown push—from Brookhaven to East Point and myriad points between—to locate denser housing types within walking distance of MARTA stations. The factory site is located immediately east of Columbia Ventures’ 208-unit Quill Apartments, the final component of MARTA’s 6.3-acre redevelopment of parking lots around the transit station, collectively called Edgewood Park. That transit-oriented development also produced 224 apartments at the Spoke complex, offices, and food-and-beverage concepts Bona Fide Deluxe and Vin ATL, with a public park in the middle.

In the gallery above, find a closer look at what’s to come in Edgewood, and the site’s altered context today.


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