Summerhill’s residential explosion is continuing where the historic neighborhood’s enlivened commercial district meets a large intown park.

Ten 5 Summerhill, a modern-style townhome project with a twist, has topped out and reached the home stretch of construction at the eastern edge of Summerhill’s growing dining and shopping district.

The 10 townhomes, designed by Atlanta’s Xmetrical firm, stand at the southwest corner of Georgia Avenue’s intersection with Martin Street. For well over a decade, the .3-acre site was vacant, as almost all buildings on Georgia Avenue used to be.

The project’s development team is listed as JB Development Partners, Bespoke Developments, and South City Residential.

How the previously vacant lot at Georgia Avenue and Martin Street looks today. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

A site plan illustrating townhome and parking arrangements at the 105 Georgia Avenue site. Kaizen Collaborative; via City of Atlanta Office of Buildings

Offering for-sale units as opposed to rentals, the project’s website lists its status as “Coming soon.” (UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. April 3: Sale reps send word the project is in the “drywall and tile stage” with a waiting list of potential buyers; pre-sales are scheduled to start toward the end of April, with prices expected to begin in the low $700,000s, though that hasn’t been finalized.)

Some of the four-story floorplans are unique in that they swap garages for studio apartments at street level. A small lot with reserved, off-street parking will be tucked behind the townhomes, masked from public view.

All four floorplans have two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half-baths, and spaces such as a top-story “bonus room” or the apartments. Each also has a rooftop deck with a wet bar, some of them covered.

The location is across the street from Phoenix II Park, a 7.3-acre community greenspace, and a block east of Georgia Avenue’s new slate of restaurants and other businesses. 

Where Ten 5 Summerhill's southern end (at right) and parking entrance meet unrelated Summerhill residential development next door. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

Example of a Ten 5 Summerhill floorplan with a street-facing studio apartment at the base in lieu of a garage. Ten 5 Summerhill

The townhome site in question sold for $660,000 in 2018—just two years after it had traded for $168,000, according to property records. (In 2013, the property went for $70,000, which speaks to the area’s cachet since the Braves decamped to Cobb County and the post-recession intown market caught fire.)

The site is owned by Intown Builders, a frequent Xmetrical collaborator, per building permit records. The developer had previously planned a six-story, 21-unit condo building at the corner property with commercial spaces at street level, but those plans were later nixed.

Since its days as a largely empty and blighted intown street, Georgia Avenue has added a full portfolio of restaurants, retail, and service-related businesses as part of Carter’s Summerhill development, both in revived old buildings and new construction. Those businesses join more than 1,200 new apartments and townhomes that have opened, or are under construction now, in the blocks surrounding Georgia State University’s Center Parc Stadium.

Find a closer look and more context in the gallery above.

The Ten 5 Summerhill location along Georgia Avenue. Google Maps


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