East Decatur Development Getting Near Opening

DECATUR, GA — A new development on the old site of the Avondale MARTA parking lot is set to begin accepting residents in a few months.

East Decatur — formerly called E.co East — is a joint project between MARTA, the City of Decatur and private developer Columbia Ventures, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. It covers 7.7 acres on East College Avenue.

Developers say the project’s first phase is nearly complete. lt will include 23,000 square feet of retail space and 470 apartments, 92 of which will be reserved for senior citizens. Only one retailer, Association Credit Union, has been publicly announced so far.

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But a spokesperson for Columbia Ventures told the AJC that a tavern, a breakfast and lunch restaurants and a coffee shop are expected to sign on by June. A 1.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian path will tie into the bridge across East College near the MARTA station. Developed by PATH, the trail will start at 890 Columbia Dr. and connect with the Atlanta-Stone Mountain PATH trail.

Residents are expected to begin moving into the development in August. Its second phase, set to begin next year, will include more retail space and condominiums.

Photo via E.co.com

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