Just as the Atlanta Braves are making a postseason surge, representatives with one of the nation’s largest homebuilders have supplied fresh imagery and details pertaining to what’s being built in the shadow of the Bravos’ former longtime home, Turner Field.

In the 700 block of Hank Aaron Drive, Trammell Crow Residential’s latest Alexan-branded development has partially topped out, claiming about 3.6 acres of former parking spaces and empty lots.

Justin Adams, Trammell Crow’s managing director, tells Urbanize Atlanta the first units at Alexan Summerhill are scheduled to deliver in late summer of 2022, continuing a surge of new residential options in the historic neighborhood.

The facade opposite Georgia State's Center Parc Stadium in Summerhill. Courtesy of Trammell Crow Residential; designs, Dwell Design Studio

The Dwell Design Studio-designed project is rising with 325 units in five stories across the street from Georgia State University football’s Center Parc Stadium. The site is also bordered by well over 100 new and under-construction townhomes in at least three separate developments.

Alexan Summerhill will span about 280,000 square feet with 424 parking spaces. An assemblage of numerous parcels on the block sold in November for $7.6 million, according to Fulton County property records.

Facade in the 700 block of Hank Aaron Drive. Courtesy of Trammell Crow Residential; designs, Dwell Design Studio

To the south, the apartments will also overlook the shuttered Fanplex facility that flopped as an arcade and mini-golf attraction next to Turner Field and closed in 2004.

Based in Dallas, Trammell Crow has built similar apartment hubs across Atlanta, including Alexan EAV, Alexan Old Fourth Ward, Alexan Buckhead Village, and Alexan on 8th in Midtown, among others.

The Summerhill complex will join more than 500 apartments opened on the north side of the stadium since 2019 in the Aspen Heights (220 units) and 565 Hank (306) projects.

Across the street from the latter complex, construction is expected to start in earnest this year on a Publix-anchored mixed-use project that should deliver the major grocery option the neighborhood has long pined for. 

The recently opened 565 Hank project, between Georgia State's football stadium and downtown. Josh Green/Urbanize Atlanta

A drone's-eye view of Atlanta's rapidly changing Summerhill community (Urbanize Atlanta)