The densest section of a huge Edgewood development expected to bring nearly 700 new housing units to the shadow of a MARTA station has topped out.

Called Hanover Edgewood, the 422-unit multifamily stack on La France Street is a joint venture between Hanover Company and GID Development Group. It broke ground in summer 2022 and erected its parking deck—tucked back from the street—earlier this year, standing one block east of the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA station.

A corner section for retail is planned at the building's base, adding to commercial options that have popped up in former parking lots in the area.

Hanover Edgewood rents are expected to range from $1,650 to around $3,300 when the project opens next year, officials have said.

The Hanover Edgewood project's topped-out La France Street facade this week. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

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

The apartments are part of a much larger project with two-dozen buildings in the pipeline that’s transforming 13.3 acres on Edgewood’s northern fringes—land that housed an Edwards Fine Foods factory for six decades. That sweet-smelling Schwan’s Company-owned facility was demolished last year.

National homebuilder Toll Brothers is continuing infrastructure work for a mix of residential uses that will consume the majority of that site on both sides of La France Street.

Toll Brothers officials told Urbanize Atlanta last spring that 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.

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

Infrastructure work continues across more than 13 acres at Toll Brother's section of the Edgewood site. La France Street recently reopened after being broken up to accommodate new infrastructure. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

The vision for a remade La France Street on Edgewood's northern border. Toll Brothers; rendering, Lessard Design

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

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

The infill venture 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 the Edgewood Retail District and Pullman Yards. It also continues an intown push—from Brookhaven to East Point and many points between—to locate denser housing types within walking distance of MARTA stations. 

The former 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.

An aerial of the property showing residential uses on both sides of La France Street, where the factory formerly stood. Toll Brothers

View of the apartment component and its new parking structure from the east. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

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


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