Despite setbacks related to building materials sourcing, a boutique apartment building continues to make progress immediately after several years of preparing on a area of Ponce de Leon Avenue abuzz with new financial commitment and growth exercise, project leaders explain to Urbanize Atlanta.

The Leon on Ponce, a somewhat uncommon enhancement of for-sale intown condos, has finished design of its parking podium, with 5 tales of residing amounts (consist of rooftop areas) now established to leading that.

Pauline Miller, handling director for new enhancement with Compass, tells Urbanize Atlanta that securing development materials wanted for a challenge that falls among single-relatives and high-increase scopes has been hard because The Leon broke floor a yr in the past.

Floorplans go on to be tweaked accordingly, and the device depend has been bumped up by a few vs . original plans.  

“We’re just generating guaranteed the units can appear in affordably for buyers—at one particular time they have been greater, now we built them lesser,” stated Miller. “The superior information is that we didn’t have a pre-sale requirement, so we did not get caught. When you establish a developing, and it expenditures much more than you provide it for, that is in no way superior.”

Design progress on The Leon before this thirty day period. Josh Eco-friendly/Urbanize Atlanta

The Leon, now a 75-device mid-increase project, was first marketed in May well 2019 as the alternative for a cleared web page that had served as floor parking. The .9-acre house sits between Mister Carwash and a new boutique lodge, fewer than a block west of Ponce Metropolis Market.

Atlanta-dependent City Eco Team is main the development, with styles by an additional community firm, Location Maker Layout. The architecture firm’s preceding get the job done consists of types at The Beacon in Grant Park, Alpharetta City Middle, and Atlantic Station’s Atlantic Stacks condos.

Miller claimed strategies simply call for bringing The Leon to industry in the to start with or 2nd quarter of 2023, with the developing envisioned to provide sometime in the fourth quarter.

Condos will variety from just one-bedrooms with 610 square feet up to two-bedroom choices with 1,100 sq. feet.

According to Miller, prices will vary from the substantial-$300,000s to the $600,000s—similar to the initial price tag details. 

“They’re seriously lovely, effective plans, seriously really,” she explained. “We’re creating guaranteed it’s going to be seriously awesome.”  

The Leon’s proximity to the new Wylie Resort, an adaptive-reuse challenge completed very last 12 months. Josh Inexperienced/Urbanize Atlanta

With the exception of a number of shipping and delivery containers, the site’s very last occupant was the controversial Phoenix bar, which the metropolis shut down in 2005. An LLC named 567 Ponce de Leon Associates PL1 scooped up the property in April 2019 for $2.14 million, residence information demonstrate.

Prior to The Leon breaking floor, a “Coming Soon” indicator for the project stood at the residence for a lot more than two decades.

An up to date rendering of The Leon’s facade together Ponce provided to Urbanize Atlanta this 7 days. Courtesy of Urban Eco Team/Compass layouts, Area Maker Layout

The Leon joins 1000’s of Old Fourth Ward flats produced above the earlier 10 years but only a handful of condominium offerings. These contain Funds City Serious Estate’s 29-unit Flats at the Indie condo project (formerly priced from the mid-$300,000s, but now sold out). Earlier this calendar year, the similar company topped out a 12-tale apartment venture named The Indie next door.

Past The Leon rental enhancement, investment decision has been pouring into this previously scraggly portion of Ponce in the latest several years.

On the property straight away west, the boutique, 111-room Wylie Resort opened very last year, reviving a landmark building from the 1920s. A lot less than two blocks away, on the same aspect of Ponce, Chick-fil-A has cleared a previous gasoline station web page to establish a brick-clad, generate-thru cafe at the corner of Boulevard.  

In the meantime, just to the east, Ponce Metropolis Market’s next phase—to contain two new household towers extra than 20 tales tall—is also barreling in advance with construction.

• New Old Fourth Ward information, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta) 

By Amalia