ATLANTA — Columbia Residential has opened Tenth & Juniper, a rehabilitated affordable seniors housing high-rise in Midtown Atlanta.
The building was originally constructed in 1974. The Atlanta Housing Authority brought Columbia Residential into the project in 2015 to rehabilitate the property into 149 affordable housing units reserved for seniors.
Thirty apartments have been reserved for residents earning up to 50 percent of area median household income, and 119 units will be reserved for residents earning up to 60 percent of area median household income. Approximately 38 percent of residents from before the renovation are returning.
The rehabilitation project redesigned the units and added several amenities, such as a fitness center, business center, upgraded laundry facilities, exam room, community room, recycling center, covered terrace and outdoor patio. Building improvements and upgrades included energy efficient façades and exterior walls, new plumbing systems, two new elevators, new windows, upgraded electrical systems, energy efficient appliances, HVAC systems and more.
Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects, Long Engineering and J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co. Inc. make up the development team. Financing was secured through partnerships with Wells Fargo, Sugar Creek Capital and the Atlanta Housing Authority.