National Church Residences has broken ground on Betmar Village (345 Ashwood Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30315), a 48-unit affordable housing community for seniors. Participating in the ceremony were (L-R): Laurel Hart, Georgia Department of Community Affairs; Ruben Brooks, HUD Atlanta; Commissioner James Shelby, Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development; Ernestine Garey, Invest Atlanta; Councilmember Joyce Sheperd; and Sarah-Elizabeth Langford, National Church Residences.
National Church Residences partnered with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the City of Atlanta, Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Georgia Department of Community Affairs and Invest Atlanta to develop the community near Lakewood Fairgrounds in southeast Atlanta. It will be built by NorSouth Constructs.
Betmar Village will have 48 one-bedroom apartments with a community room and kitchen, outdoor gazebo and park area, and numerous features to help seniors age safely at home. The controlled-access, four-story brick-and-stucco structure will include a laundry room, elevator and emergency pull cords in each unit. Units for handicapped residents will be available.