The love affair between Atlanta homebuilders and Memorial Drive’s spacious lots continues.

A quick drive down Memorial toward Moreland Avenue, starting in East Lake, shows a pocket of modern townhomes called 2424 Common starting at $469,000, the rainbowed facades of Kirkwood’s Paintbox project (from the low $300,000s), and the expanding Warren townhome venture by JackBilt (from the $500,000s), among others. 

Meanwhile, tucked off Memorial Drive in Kirkwood, Thrive Residential is moving forward with 111 townhomes and condos to replace an empty church, where What Now Atlanta has reported prices will start in the $200,000s.

Joining all that activity are two Edgewood projects on opposite sides of the bustling corridor.

The first, going vertical now, is a pocked of residences by Roswell-based JD Signature Homes near Edgewood’s border with Kirkwood, across the street from a revived shopping center now anchored by Floor & Décor and Planet Fitness.

watermark The JD Signature Homes project along Memorial, as seen last month, near Edgewood's border with Kirkwood. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Crews have cleared a wooded lot and framed up what permitting records have previously indicated will be roughly 16 townhomes, just east of Edgewood’s Whitefoord Avenue. JD Signature Homes hasn’t responded to requests for more information.

Meanwhile, Edgewood zoning heads tell Urbanize Atlanta a modern-style townhome venture is in the pipeline on the south side of Memorial Drive, near its intersection with Moreland.

Plans for the southside of Memorial Drive, just east of Moreland. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

On vacant land at 1237 Memorial Drive, plans by McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture call for 18 townhomes on .8 acres.  

Ten of the units will have rooftops, and those facing north will have porches overlooking Memorial Drive, partially buffered from the road by trees, per plans. Each will have a two-car garage.

Ground-floor layouts in the works, with Memorial Drive represented at top. McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Dusty Miller, Edgewood’s ONE Zoning Committee Chair, says the architecture firm plans to submit final documents to the city in May, with an expected six-month permitting process to follow, according to the most recent update submitted to the committee.

Following the permitting phase, a construction timeline of eight to 10 months is expected, pending weather delays.

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