Front Porch is a community driven, mixed-use project in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic District in Atlanta, GA. It includes the rehabilitation of historic buildings and compatible new construction. Front Porch will provide both for-sale housing and co-living rental apartments, along with arts-focused retail, artist studios, and live-work space.
Phase I is under construction; it consists of retail spaces facing Auburn Avenue, a central courtyard, and three stories of co-living in configurations of one, two, and three bedrooms. A rooftop will provide community gardens and a more substantial neighborhood farming program, plus educational and event spaces focused on expanding access to locally grown produce and the skills to use it.
Phase II is currently in design; it will consist of retail spaces in the historic building facing Auburn Avenue, live-work units at the ground level facing Old Wheat Street, and three levels of for-sale residential above. The 23 residential units will be topped with a community rooftop amenity.
The historic Haugabrooks Funeral Home building is currently used as an art gallery and community-oriented meeting and gathering space. As part of this project, the basement will be converted into artist studios, and a portion of the ground floor will be reimagined as a street-facing coffee and gift shop.