News Briefs: Darlington evictions; MARTA soccer stations; Capitol View Apartments


The AJC reports that hundreds of residents who live in the historic Darlington Apartments on Peachtree Road in Buckhead are scrambling to find new homes after receiving 60-day eviction notices. Famed for its population sign, the Darlington reportedly has some of the lowest rents in the area, but residents are now scrambling to find new homes after owner Varden Capital Properties announced it would close and renovate the property. Crime and other issues have been rampant at the property in the last few years, according to the report.

MARTA unveiled two new soccer pitches on Saturday at its West End Station in collaboration with Soccer in the Streets, the City of Atlanta, and the Atlanta United Foundation. The pitches are part of an expansion of Station Soccer at Five Points, a successful pilot program launched in 2016 to bring the world’s most popular game to metro Atlanta communities served by transit stations. Local high school players competed in a 5-on-5 tournament following the opening ceremony.

Columbia Residential has purchased Capitol View Apartments, located near a primary entrance to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail in the Adair Park neighborhood. The southwest Atlanta complex will be restored and preserved, creating affordable housing on the BeltLine. Originally built in 1948, Capitol View currently consists of 120 units at Metropolitan Parkway and University Avenue. Redevelopment plans will focus on sustainable renovation of the one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.

 

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