A townhome community that nods to New York City’s most iconic borough is nearing completion half a decade after plans were initially unveiled, continuing a groundswell of new housing in the Blandtown neighborhood west of Midtown.
Called Chelsea Westside, the 92-unit project has been taking shape in phases for several years along Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, just south of attractions that include The Works, Topgolf Atlanta, Bacchanalia, and Bone Garden Cantina. (The project’s nods to Manhattan include floorplan names like Bryant, Hudson, and Gehry; relatedly, Blandtown is one of five neighborhoods within the Upper Westside CID’s boundaries.)
Michelle Hipp, a Realtor with RPM Group Home Advisors, tells Urbanize Atlanta two townhomes remain unsold right now in the community being developed by The Davis Companies. Construction is scheduled to finish in January.
According to Hipp, both remaining townhomes are the Clarke floorplan, with three bedrooms and three and ½ bathrooms in 2,107 square feet. Lot 30 is asking $725,943, while neighboring Lot 31 seeks $730,707, which includes options and upgrades, per Hipp.
The project’s initial phases began construction in 2017—back when prices started at $419,000.
Granted, townhomes in that range were smaller (two-bedroom units with around 1,600 square feet), but the cost increase lends an idea how high the barrier for entry has risen in this part of Atlanta.
Nine floorplans were offered overall, some with around 3,000 and rare four-car garages. Options have included elevators and rooftop additions like fireplaces, wet bars, and beer fridges.
Communal amenities include a pool, dog park, grilling zone, and bocce ball court. Another perk: Homes are zoned for Buckhead’s E. Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle, and North Atlanta High School. And Westside Park is now a bona fide attraction just south of the site, with plans for an expansion featuring a mountain bike park on the horizon.
Overall, the townhomes are marketed as “luxurious” and urban, “inspired” and modern, yet “graceful.”
They join new Blandtown housing options that include more than 200 apartments at the Goat Farm Arts Center campus, the Empire Longreen project’s mix of condos and townhomes, and the latest entrant, a Crescent Communities venture with another 250 rentals, among other projects.
Find a closer look at how Chelsea Westside has come together in the gallery above.
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