Banking on proximity to Atlanta’s airport, a Porsche tourist attraction, and an attractive old-school downtown, Hapeville’s recent growth spurt is showing few signs of slowing down.  

Atlanta-based Bellwood Homes has compiled plans for a townhome development that would add denser housing options near the south ITP city’s shared boundary with City of Atlanta to the north.

Called Bellwood Springdale, the townhome community would see 59 units built across 3.8 acres on what’s currently deep, single-family lots, located just north of a Hertz rent-a-car facility.

The 3044 Springdale Road properties in relation to downtown Hapeville and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Google Maps

Bellwood Homes

The heavily wooded site—which abuts the Atlanta-Hapeville city limit, just west of Interstate 85 and directly north of Atlanta’s airport—is home to three older houses today along a dead-end road.   

The parcels are currently zoned “V” for village, a Hapeville designation that prohibits uses such as manufacturing and warehousing, discourages automobile-centric development, and promotes walkable mixed-use projects.

Square footages will range from 1,936 to 2,194, each with three stories, according to plans filed with the City of Hapeville Planning Commission.

Engineer firm Kimley-Horn was expected to bring plans before that board this week for plat review, per the commission’s agenda.  

Planned layout of the 59-unit corner project. Bellwood Homes

The sloped site's three homes today, immediately south of the City of Atlanta line. Google Maps

It’s the latest proposal in a wave of new development—most of it with a residential component—dotted across the south ITP city.

Other residential developments in progress around Hapeville’s downtown include a 285-unit multifamily project called SCP Hapeville, 68 rental townhomes along main-drag North Central Avenue, a relatively dense single-family enclave called the Stillwood, and Mill Creek Residential’s nine-building Modera Hapeville.

Texas-based D.R. Horton, the country’s largest homebuilder, is planning to build more than 100 townhomes on another 8.3 acres immediately west of the Modera proposal.

And down the street from all of that, Porsche Cars North America expects to open its expanded headquarters and “West Track” to the public in two weeks.

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