The first new building with for-sale condos to front the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail corridor since the Great Recession could see work begin in coming days.

On a .4-acre site just up the trail from Ponce City Market, situated behind Midtown’s Home Depot, Capital City Real Estate has been working to develop 42 luxury condos in a building called The Roycraft since 2019.

The developer could break ground at 675 Drewry Street as soon as this month, as Atlanta Agent Magazine reports, citing a press release. Capital City reps have yet to respond to inquiries, but we’ll update this story should more details come.

The building's western face, overlooking Midtown. The Roycraft, courtesy of Capital City Real Estate

For now, the property includes a single-story, formerly industrial building with live-work space and some retail. The condos will reportedly start delivering in summer 2022.  

Roycraft offerings are expected to span between 884 and 1,760 square feet, each with a balcony, offering one-bedrooms up to three-bedrooms and penthouses with roof terraces.

The building’s name nods to Virginia-Highland’s Craftsman-style architecture and the location’s former name, Roy Street.

Listed amenities include a pet spa, bike storage, a two-story club lounge, and remote concierge services. The boutique building lacks a pool, but the 91 Walk Score is certainly commendable.

A sample kitchen design. The Roycraft, courtesy of Capital City Real Estate

Balconies and roof patios on the building's north side. The Roycraft, courtesy of Capital City Real Estate

Two years ago, the six-story condo plans caused a kerfuffle with some Va-Hi neighbors who felt the project clashed with the goals of City of Atlanta’s Comprehensive Development Plan, the Beltline’s Subarea 6 masterplan, and the Virginia-Highland Masterplan.

The city’s Zoning Review Board, however, eventually sided with Capital City.

Prices for the four units listed so far show quite a range: $449,900 for a one-bedroom, one and ½-bathroom unit in 884 square feet; $749,900 (two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,306 square feet); $1,029,900 (three bedrooms, two and ½ bathrooms, 1,712 square feet); and $1,089,900 for what logic says is a top-floor unit with a roof terrace (two bedrooms, two and ½ bathrooms, 1,579 square feet).

Interior designs of the building's two-story clubroom and lounge are meant to harken the Craftsman aesthetic. The Roycraft, courtesy of Capital City Real Estate

Thousands of apartments and townhomes have cropped up along the Eastside Trail corridor, but not since the circa-2008 Grinnell Lofts building in Inman Park have for-sale condos taken shape directly on the trail.

Capital City is also building the Airline condos, where prices start in the $300,000s, just off the wildly popular multiuse path in Old Fourth Ward.

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The Roycraft (site)