A Poncey-Highland townhome project in the pipeline for a decade, and under development for more than two years, is entering the homestretch of construction with more than half of its units claimed, according to the development team.

Declared an “architectural masterpiece” during its groundbreaking, the 15-unit, modern-style Freedom Townhomes project has claimed a formerly wooded site between North Avenue and John Lewis Freedom Parkway, across the street from Manuel’s Tavern. It could be the latest product of its type the historic neighborhood will ever see, per developers PacificPoint Realty.

Five townhomes at the community have closed, and another four are under contract awaiting completion and the city’s okay for residents to move in, according to broker Allen Snow, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty vice president of developer marketing and sales.

The recently installed pathway to the townhome project off the John Lewis Freedom Parkway PATH trail. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Entry to the townhome community from North Avenue—and slimmer offerings that have sold out. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Prices for smaller townhomes started at $900,00 two years ago. The remaining six units now start at $1.2 million, per Snow.  

All of the four-story homes have fenced yards with Astroturf, rooftop decks, four-bedroom, four and ½-bathroom layouts, with both elevator-ready plans and non-elevator plans. Each remaining unit counts just over 2,700 square feet. (A $25,000 carrot is being dangled now as a buyer incentive, which can be applied to closing costs or upgrades.)

Another recent addition is a slate-chip path that’s been added on the community’s south side, leading through a cleaned-up Georgia Department of Transportation easement to the PATH trail along John Lewis Freedom Parkway.  

The site in question had been targeted for redevelopment for years, and it’s been rezoned for townhome use for about a decade. PacificPoint acquired the land in 2016, grappled with setbacks that included COVID-19, and began clearing the land in summer 2021.

Poncey-Highland’s historic district designation—adopted by the Atlanta City Council in 2020—means Freedom Townhomes will likely be the neighborhood’s last modern-aesthetic multifamily project built, the development team previously told Urbanize Atlanta. Projects that were in permitting phases, such as these townhomes, when the Poncey-Highland Historic District was approved were allowed to move forward.

Context of the townhome community in Poncey-Highland, with Midtown in the distance.RealKit Photography; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

RealKit Photography; courtesy of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

Each of the Kuo Diedrich-designed townhomes includes four bedrooms, with a range of rooftop arrangements and heated interior spaces varying from 2,225 to just over 2,700 square feet.

Inside, the townhomes feature Porcelanosa kitchens with quartz countertops, Bosch appliances, and wide-plank flooring. On the roof, wet bars and fireplaces are upgrades.

Swing up to the gallery for a tour around the property, and inside a $1.2-million sample unit, no appointment required.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty


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