Edward Andrews Homes, one of two residential developers for the Halcyon Forsyth mixed-use project expected to open in late March, unveiled renderings for the 143 units it plans to build near the site.
Currently, site work continues on the mixed-use project off Ronald Reagan Boulevard near Ga. 400 that will include 480,000 square feet of office and retail space, 230 homes, 460 apartments, two hotels, a parking deck, movie theater, dog park and a trailhead for the Big Creek Greenway.
Edward Andrews is building 143 of the homes — 42 single-family and 101 townhome units — and their designs are meant to complement Halcyon’s connectivity to nature, leisure and work, according to marketing director Jenny NeSmith.
The four single-family home designs, called Brooklyn, Camden, Hampstead and Huntington, and the townhome design, called Ravenel, feature porches “that provide outdoor living,” according to NeSmith, and the townhome design “bring that outside in” with lots of natural light.
Additionally, the majority of the single-family homes will face greenspaces, NeSmith said, while the townhomes will be near a portion of the Big Creek Greenway trail.
“We’ve really designed these particular floor plans and elevations to tie into that natural aesthetic that’s going to be right there surrounding our portion of Halycon,” NeSmith said.
It’s Edward Andrews’ first foray into the growing mixed-use development craze. The Alpharetta-based company started out focused on single-family projects in suburban markets north of Atlanta. But the company has shifted in recent years, NeSmith said, to “surbarn” markets — suburban and urban — popularized by projects like Vickery Village in west Forsyth and Avalon in north Fulton County.
“It’s bringing higher density but also that single-family, high-design options to these areas that are going through tremendous growth,” NeSmith said.
Edward Andrews expects the first phase of homes to open for sales in late June, early July, according to NeSmith, with townhomes starting in the $300,000-$400,000 range and single-family homes starting in the mid-$500,000s.
They’re counting on attracting homebuyers who are intrigued by Halcyon’s live-work-play ethos.
“I think that’s something that we’ve really tapped into that’s pretty unique,” NeSmith said.