A rendering of the 550 North Highland townhome project. Since this rendering was created, street parking has been eliminated along North Highland as depicted here.

Weeks after breaking ground, Selig Enterprises has formally announced that construction has begun on a new townhome project called 550 North Highland next door to Manuel’s Tavern.
Located on Manuel’s former main parking lot, the 16 townhomes will feature three and four-bedroom plans and average 2,400 square feet each. The community will be exclusively marketed and sold by Engel & Völkers Atlanta.
“Actively developing in this neighborhood is something Selig is very proud of,” said Steve Baile, Chief Operating and Development Officer of Selig Development, said in a media statement. “Manuel’s Tavern is an Atlanta institution. When we were approached to help continue the legacy of the tavern and also have the opportunity to build new homes in the walkable, vibrant Poncey-Highland neighborhood, we knew it was a great opportunity.”
550 North Highland townhomes were designed by Atlanta-based architect Jerry Spangler of TSW and will be constructed by Monte Hewett Homes as the general contractor. The three-story townhomes will feature partially covered rooftop patios with views of Atlanta.
Streetscape improvements will include sidewalk widening, replanting of mature trees and improved street lighting. Additionally, Selig will be realigning Williams Mill Road, installing a crosswalk for the eastern parking lot of Manuel’s Tavern and adding a large patio for the tavern. Construction will finish in late 2020, according to the press release.
In 2015, Selig purchased three parcels of property from the Maloof family, owners of Manuel’s Tavern, with plans to first complete much-needed renovations on Manuel’s  followed by new development on the adjacent property. Selig managed renovation construction for Manuel’s Tavern, which reopened in late 2016. Manuel’s Tavern entered a long-term lease with Selig.
In 2018, Selig worked closely with the neighborhood to rezone the property accordingly with positive support from the Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association, NPU and Atlanta City Council.

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