The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) is pleased to announce that the exciting redevelopment
of the former Gateway Manor and Oakview apartments into Trinity Walk Phases I and
II has been completed in downtown Decatur. The new, affordable apartment community
at 421 West Trinity Place is fully occupied and now boasts 121 one, two and three-bedroom
energy-efficient apartment flats and townhomes in six contemporary, three-story buildings.
Thirty-two of the apartments were created for the elderly and/or disabled, while
the remaining 89 units were designed for families.
The former Gateway Manor development spanned two highly desirable locations in downtown
Decatur, but the buildings were over 50 years old and were completely outdated in
design and function and lacked any amenities. Residents valued the community’s location
with its proximity to MARTA, Decatur City schools, downtown jobs and many city amenities.
As result, DHA spent a great deal of time strategizing with our partners and the
residents to create achievable development goals that included:
· Maintaining affordability for the apartment homes
· Minimizing resident relocation during the redevelopment, especially for families
with children attending City of Decatur schools and for the elderly and disabled
· Identifying and providing amenities within the new Trinity Walk community valued
by the residents and reflective of the greater Decatur area
· Utilizing the highest standards of urban design and sustainability in architecture,
landscape architecture and planning
The phased program of redevelopment on the occupied site was designed to minimize
resident inconvenience and allow DHA to move temporarily relocated residents into
other DHA units during construction. In addition to DHA’s residents, partners for
the redevelopment include the City of Decatur, City Schools of Decatur, MARTA, Hudson
Housing Capital, Sugar Creek Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and HUD. The
architect for Trinity Walk was Lord Aeck Sargent and Kimley-Horn was the landscape
architect and project engineer. Bradley Construction Company was the general contractor.