200 Edgewood is rising

Fall 2016 design plans for 200 Edgewood. Photo submitted
Fall 2016 design plans for 200 Edgewood. Photo submitted
Fall 2016 design plans for 200 Edgewood.
Photo submitted

A new apartment option for students is expected to be lit, literally. Featuring a “tower of light” and close proximity to popular Atlanta eateries, 200 Edgewood could be the next place for students to call home.

The new housing complex, aptly named 200 Edgewood, is set to open in Fall 2016 with 144 units, a fitness center and study areas in a location that caters to Georgia State students.

Comprised of one 7-story building and two retrofitted historic buildings, 200 Edgewood will feature nine studios, 25 one-bedroom and 110 two-bedroom fully furnished apartments. The apartment building will be located on 200 Edgewood Avenue across from the Children’s Hospital Medical Complex and Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

The building is currently under construction but is slated to be complete by July 2016 and move-in-ready in mid-August before the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Each floor will overlook the community’s central courtyard.

Select corner apartments will be in a “tower of light” that features full glass units. These units will face the street with walls made completely of glass, creating the lighted tower effect.

Tina Wilson, general manager of 200 Edgewood, said the apartments could be a great option for students looking for off-campus housing.

“The community is perfect for any student or professional looking to have some extra personal space, but still have all the perks of on-campus living,” Wilson said. “Another bonus is the community atmosphere, with monthly events we give our residents the opportunity to get to know their neighbors and get some free food or prizes.”

According to the 200 Edgewood website, new retail spaces will be located on the ground floor of the apartment building. These retail options will be announced on 200 Edgewood’s social media after they are finalized.

Georgia State student Grant Vojnich said his main concern is the apartment’s affordability.

“I stay at Westmar now because Georgia State housing is too expensive,” Vojnich said. “I’m looking for a new place to stay and would be interested in living at 200 Edgewood, but it depends on the cost.”

Studio apartments are priced between $999 and $1,099 a month. One bedroom apartments range from $1,159-$1,194 and two bedroom apartments cost between $934 and $959 a month. Prices depend on the unit’s square footage and does not include the security deposit, administrative fee and application fee totaled at $350. 200 Edgewood offers a 12-month lease.

Some shop owners at Sweet Auburn Curb Market are excited about having students live close by. The Curb Market includes fresh produce, meat markets, bakery, bookstore, pharmacy and restaurants.

Sweet Auburn Market is located on 209 Edgewood Avenue inside the original Municipal Market building and has been operating since 1924.

Adam Panayiotoyu, owner of Panbury’s Double Crust Pies, said 200 Edgewood’s location will positively benefit business in the market.

“We’re hoping having Georgia State expand this way will be a positive thing,” Panayiotoyu said. “Students can pop in here for different foods and great prices. We’re looking forward to it.”