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John and Fin Kernohan, founders of festival organizer United Tiny House Association (UTHA), have lived in a 304-square-foot house, named the Beloved Cabin, in rural Georgia since 2011. At this year’s event, more than 20 tiny houses and thousands of attendees helped the movement build local momentum. In fact, Tiny House Atlanta is the largest such Meetup group in the nation.
AMLI is building 640 luxury apartments in a 19-story tower and adjacent five-story building, expected to be completed in 2017. Annie Evans, AMLI’s vice president of development, says the site’s walkability to a MARTA station, Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and a Publix is crucial.
340 residents have signed up for the mostly free program, which launched last September. The fleet of bikes—managed by Zagster, a Massachusetts-based vendor, and tracked by antitheft geofencing technology—is spread among four stations that operate like kiosks; each one is near the city’s 12-mile network of multiuse trails.
Thousands of apartments have sprouted up across Atlanta since the recession. The city’s supply of condos, meanwhile, slowed to a relative trickle, tamped down by lender apprehension, millennial preferences to rent, and other factors. But it seems that’s slowly beginning to change.
From Vickery Village in Cumming to pastoral Serenbe, Lew Oliver has been metro Atlanta’s New Urbanist trailblazer for more than a quarter century. But the versatile housing designer—who now master-plans full communities—calls a massive undertaking in Fayetteville, Pinewood Forrest, his most inspiring project yet.
Estimates of the potential economic impact to the city vary wildly