The tallest residential project to climb over the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is beginning to make its presence felt.

Twelve-story condo venture The Indie marks the latest venture in Washington D.C.-based developer Capital City Real Estate’s building spree along the Eastside Trail.  

After breaking ground this past spring on an Edgewood Avenue site below street level, positioned next to a self-storage facility, The Indie’s base floors have climbed above the avenue, lending an idea how future retail will function.

At 12 stories in a generally low-rise district, the building will offer unobstructed views of the full Atlanta skyline and BeltLine when finished, developers have said.

Future retail storefronts peek over Edgewood Avenue at The Indie site this week. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

For context, New City Properties’ 725 Ponce office project that replaced Murder Kroger stands 14 stories—the tallest BeltLine new-construction to date.  

Another New City office project across the Eastside Trail, the future home of Atlanta-based Mailchimp, will see its first two buildings stand 11 stories each.

The Indie’s 91 residential units will all be for sale, though prices have yet to be announced. A Capital City official previously told Urbanize Atlanta the building is scheduled to finish construction in September next year.

How the brick base and retail are expected to meet Edgewood Avenue, with penthouse spaces above. Courtesy of Capital City Real Estate

With 16,000 square feet of retail at its brick-clad base, plus loft office space, The Indie will see mixed uses.

The design is meant to complement the “historic and industrial look of the booming Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and the thriving Edgewood Avenue corridor.” The building’s name, meanwhile, is a nod to “the grit of Atlanta’s Krog District and growing art/film scene,” according to promotional materials.

The Indie's site at 628 Edgewood Avenue NE prior to construction in 2020. Another Capital City Real Estate venture, Flats at the Indie, is seen under construction here.Google Maps

Next door, another Capital City venture called Flats at the Indie has delivered the BeltLine’s first new for-sale condos in more than a decade, priced from the high $300,000s to around $700,000. The two sibling condo buildings will share an amenities level—The Indie Club—in the taller project.

More recently, Capital City has started building a 42-condo project in Virginia-Highland called The Roycraft, priced from the $400,000s.

The Indie site joins a surge of construction within roughly two blocks as the Eastside Trail's development boom enters its second decade. 

The next mixed-use phase of Studioplex development is moving forward, fronting the BeltLine, while construction fencing suggests Portman Holdings' office-retail venture on Irwin Street is beginning to mobilize as planned.  

Meanwhile, across the BeltLine in Inman Park, Asana Partners' ambitions to create a cohesive district around Krog Street Market are also fully under construction. 

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