Columbia Residential to Open Transit-Oriented Seniors Housing Community Near Atlanta
DECATUR, GA. — Columbia Residential is set to open Columbia Senior Residences at East Decatur, a mixed-income seniors housing community located adjacent to the Avondale MARTA station in Decatur, roughly eight miles east of downtown Atlanta. Columbia Residential partnered with the DeKalb County Community Development Department, the Housing Authority of DeKalb County and the Development Authority of DeKalb to transform the former parking lot adjacent to the MARTA station into a seniors housing community. The five-story building features 92 units dedicated to seniors 62 and older. Amenities include a dining and dancing room, business center, movie theater, fitness center, onsite laundry facilities and a courtyard with a gazebo. The site’s main pedestrian walk provides access to the Avondale MARTA bus and transit station. East Decatur is part of MARTA’s latest transit-oriented development at Avondale Station. In addition to the 92 seniors housing units, the Development Authority of Decatur, Columbia Ventures and Cortland Partners will deliver 377 market-rate apartments, 34 condos and more than 40,000 square feet of retail space. Upon completion, each portion of the project will be connected by a central plaza. DeKalb County and the Housing Authority of DeKalb County provided a first mortgage loan for East Decatur. Enterprise Community Investment provided the equity, and Wells Fargo provided a construction loan.