Herndon Square mixed-use development will focus on affordable senior housing

A decade after demolishing the old Herndon Homes public housing project, a new mixed-use development featuring affordable housing for seniors will finally rise in its place.

The Atlanta Housing Authority broke ground today for the $166 million mixed-use Herndon Square on Northside Drive, west of Downtown. The development will also include 36,500 square feet of retail and health and wellness space.

The full development won’t be complete until 2026, but phase one – a 97-unit mid-rise building with housing for seniors age 62 and over – will open in Spring 2021. Herndon Square will eventually have 681 apartment units, with 45 percent dedicated to affordable housing for those earning up to 80 percent of the area median income.

Phase two of the development will have a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, retail, health and wellness space and greenspace. The final phase calls for 32 townhomes to be sold at standard market rate.

  1. My mother and family are members of Antioh Baptist Church, where mother song in the church chore in the 1940s and 1950s. We left Atlanta in 1963 and went to New York to live and where were educated. I came back to Atlanta in 8/16/91 and my older sister came back 2014. She is now 76 and and I am her brother age 72. We are seeking another place to live and hopely we can get our own separate apartment once the senior phase 1 is ready and seniors can submit an application for an apartment at the Herndon Square. We have many years of history happy times and would like coming back home where we start from when where we were borned. Please let us know what are the next step we need to follow to be part of this new property.

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