First look: Apartments claiming Turner Field parking lots mark Summerhill’s next big thing

The former Turner Field parking lots around Georgia State Stadium are once again the stage for a development that aims to swap a car-centric feel for one that’s more urban.

On Tuesday, developer Carter, in partnership with King & Company and Healey Weatherholtz Properties, broke ground on a 306-unit apartment complex at 565 Hank Aaron Drive, officials tell Curbed Atlanta.

That means nearly 1,000 new multifamily residences are in the pipeline or have recently opened in the blocks surrounding the repurposed Major League Baseball stadium and its lots.

Once complete, the five-story complex is expected to feature some 8,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space below a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as six live-work units.

Plus, officials noted, 31 of the one- and two-bedroom residences are expected to be earmarked for households earning 80 percent of the area median income.

The property, just north of the football stadium, is being sited in a way that would allow residents to peer out toward Georgia State University’s planned new baseball park.

In an effort “to complement the architectural style of the buildings along Georgia Avenue,” the apartment building’s exterior “will feature a mix of red and charcoal brick,” Carter officials said, in a prepared statement.


By Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

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