Work begins on first “home and health” development in Atlanta

Mayor Andre Dickens (center) and other city officials were on hand for the grand opening of McAuley Station on Wednesday. (Courtesy of the City of Atlanta)

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for McAuley Station, a 270-unit apartment building for families and seniors in the Old Fourth neighborhood.

The development will provide 170 affordable apartments and workforce housing adjacent to the Mercy Care Health Center on Gartrell Street.

The first phase will include studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments available at 30% to 80% of the region’s median income. Ten units will be transition/respite units for Mercy Care patients. 30 additional units will provide permanent supportive housing.

The planned community includes the recently completed expansion of Mercy Care’s clinical space to better serve Atlanta’s low-income population. The 36,000 square foot expansion includes a resource center for partner agencies that serve Mercy Care’s population, 96% of whom are in need of affordable housing.

When complete, McAuley Park’s multi-phase master plan will add 270 affordable units for families, seniors and the workforce adjacent to Mercy Care, making it the city’s first residential and health care development in the city. ‘Atlanta.

A rendering of McAuley Station. (Courtesy of the City of Atlanta)

Collin Kelley has been editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and a freelance journalist and writer for 35 years. He is also an award-winning poet and novelist. More Collin Kelley

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