Two major projects along the Atlanta BeltLine’s booming Eastside Trail are nearing completion, with a mixture of homes, retail and restaurants set to bring new vibrancy to the corridor.

On Friday, Feb. 8, the construction fences came down opening up the segment of the Eastside Trail from the Edgewood Avenue Bridge DeKalb Avenue. BeltLine users can now get an up-close look  at North American Properties’ trail-straddling Edge project, which features two buildings consisting of 350 apartments and ground floor retail and restaurant space. Landscaping is in, artwork is in place (including a giant bull and Godzilla sculpture as well as a four-story tall mural) and signage is posted for Shake Shack, Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer, Hazel Jane’s Wine Bar, Revelator Coffee, WellStar Health and Rukus Cycling Studio. Apartments are already for lease, with one, two and three bedrooms available.

On the other side of the Edgewood bridge, the expansion of the StudioPlex is also nearing completion. SPX Alley features 19 townhomes atop a row of restaurants and retail facing the Eastside Trail. Already open: Nina & Rafi, Playa Bowls, Guac Y Margys, Butter Cream Ice Cream, Freedom Barber Co. and MADabolic gym.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.