A unique mixed-use community near Atlanta’s airport is coming into sharper focus that developers say will fill a residential market void and capitalize on investment momentum in South Fulton.

Beginning later this year, the 122-unit Kourtney at Yates Road project will see a variety of rental options sprout from raw acreage just west of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, near the I-285/I-85 interchange southwest of downtown, according to developer Bolster Real Estate Partners.

Officials with Bolster, a minority-owned real estate firm founded in 2021 to focus on urban infill, say the $35-million Kourtney project will cater to active residents ages 55 and older.  

A planned communal greenspace surrounded by townhomes at The Kourtney at Yates Road project. Courtesy of Bolster Real Estate Partners; designs, Choate + Hertlein/Joel Jassu

The goal, according to Bolster founder Donald R. Washington, Jr., is to deliver “attainable modern farmhouse living” in an amenity-rich, village setting with quick airport access and street retail that alleviates the burden of driving for daily necessities. A small grocer, coffee shop, wellness center, and other retailers are planned.

Community amenities will include shared courtyards, pocket parks, event programming, and an onsite Lifestyle Concierge for what’s marketed as “resort-worthy experiences.”

Kourtney offerings will range from studios to one and two-bedroom stacked residences with private roof terraces and rear-entry garage parking. A project rep tells Urbanize Atlanta the average unit size will be about 990 square feet. Rents, we’re told, are still being finalized.

Washington says the target demographic will be empty-nesters—more specifically, legacy residents—who want to stay active and social near the city’s core, without yardwork burdens or mortgage commitments. The project is named after his cousin, who tragically died of lupus.

Location of the 4645 Yates Road site, just west of Atlanta's airport.Google Maps

South Fulton has a dearth of available housing for the age 55-plus set, which Washington says makes up 21 percent of the population within a five-mile radius of the project site.

“South Fulton is undergoing a resurgence, and the Red Oak District where the project is located is experiencing new life, but the active adult market was lacking in terms of housing availability,” Washington said in a press release. “The Kourtney introduces a new product to the submarket and will serve as a catalyst for job creation and growth in the area.”

Lecrae Moore, a Grammy award winner and New York Times bestselling author, has joined the project as a strategic partner after bonding with Washington at a Collab Capital event over a shared passion for community building—and a desire to address the lack of diversity in real estate.

“There is a generally massive disregard for the people that live in the communities where Atlanta development is prominent,” noted Moore. “We both share a passion to not just build things to build things, but rather to introduce real estate that betters the community and acts as a catalyst for restoration.” 

Bolster has also enlisted Eberly & Associates as the project’s lead civil engineer and landscape architect, Joel Jassu as lead designer, Choate + Hertlein as architect of record, and Sturgis Construction as general contractor, among other partners.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for early August. Have a closer look at revised renderings in the gallery above.

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