Site work begins on Avondale Estates townhome development

A portion of the triangle bordered by the Atlanta-Stone Mountain PATH (distant background), Wells Street and Hobbs Street where construction of a 33-townhome development in north Avondale Estates will begin this fall. Bill Banks for the AJC

Site work began recently on a 33-townhome development in north Avondale Estates, located within a 2.2-acre triangle bordered by the Atlanta-Stone Mountain PATH, Wells Street and Hobbs Street. The area was once part of the original Avondale High School, which burned in the early 1950s, and in recent years was a Marta storage site for buses.

The townhomes of 1600 to 2000 square feet (two and three bedrooms), will front all three sides of the triangle with construction slated to begin this fall. Cost will start in the $400,000 range according Pam Ahern, an area sales director for developer Icon Residential. There will be entrances on Wells and Clarendon Avenue.

Ahern said she wasn’t sure when the first units would go on the market.

It’s probable that Avondale Estates has never seen the current level of residential development, at least since its first homes were built in the 1920s.

Site work began weeks ago the east side’s Alexan Gateway slated to produce 270 apartments. Immediately to the east is another development featuring 197 apartments that opened last year.

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