An English Avenue development with nearly 400 new residences is officially underway, continuing a wave of investment in the Northside Drive corridor between Georgia Tech and a BeltLine connecting trail.

Mill Creek Residential reps tell Urbanize Atlanta the company’s next housing venture broke ground last week at a 2.3-acre site at 576 Northside Drive, currently home to a low-rise commercial building and fenced-off parking lots due west of Midtown.

Mill Creek is calling the project “Modera Westside Trail,” a nod to the BeltLine’s Westside BeltLine Connector trail located about a block away.

The 2.3-acre development site, located on a Northside Drive bend about a mile west of Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium. Google Maps

Other recent additions to the Westside area include Lincoln Property Company’s multifaceted Echo Street West project about two blocks to the north, spread across 19 acres. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech’s multi-building Science Square district is rising across the street.

According to Dillon Insalaco, Mill Creek’s development manager for Modera Westside Trail, the project will stand eight stories total—five floors of wood over a three-level concrete podium.

Expect 373 apartments at this latest Modera-branded build, with the majority of them—57 percent, or 214 units—being one-bedroom residences. 

How the eight-level project is expected to look over the intersection of Northside Drive and North Avenue. Courtesy of Mill Creek Residential; designs, Dynamik Design

Options will range from studios to 10 three-bedrooms, with apartments being 833 square feet on average, according to Insalaco. No retail component is in the plans.

Ten percent of the units, or 38 total, will be reserved for tenants earning 60 percent of the area median income or less.

The project is expected to start delivering in the third quarter of 2025.

In terms of amenities, Mill Creek’s plans call for an eighth-floor sky lounge with indoor and outdoor spaces and unobstructed views to downtown and Midtown.

Courtesy of Mill Creek Residential; designs, Dynamik Design

Fourth-floor plans call for three courtyards with perks that include outdoor coworking zones, a kitchen with grilling stations, and a resort-style pool with Midtown views. A fitness center, steam room, sauna, yoga and spin rooms, a pet park and spa, and other amenities are in the works below that.

The project marks another instance of Mill Creek venturing out of Atlanta’s urban core to build multifamily buildings on parcels with much less density today.  

Elsewhere, the developer is moving forward with a nine-building project in Hapeville and a 402-unit community called “Modera Southside Trail” in Peoplestown.

Another Modera-branded complex near the BeltLine in Reynoldstown, a two-phase project in Buckhead, and Modera Decatur mark Mill Creek’s latest finished ITP endeavors.

Find more context and renderings for Modera Westside Trail in the gallery above.


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