By this time next year, shovels could be chucking dirt to launch construction of Atlanta Housing’s (AH) biggest development in years. 

Dubbed Englewood South — a callback to the Englewood Manor public housing projects leveled at the southside Atlanta location years ago — the proposed development would offer more than 900 new residences, more than 17,000 square feet of office space and more than 121,000 square feet of “neighborhood-serving retail, greenspace and community uses,” according to AH materials. 

Expect 600 mixed-income apartments, 228 affordable rentals for seniors, 38 for-sale townhomes and 41 for-sale single-family houses.

At least 50 of the units would be certifiably “affordable,” AH has said, although officials have not yet responded to Atlanta Civic Circle’s inquiries regarding how the units will be priced relative to the area median income

The potentially $310 million complex is expected to rise just south of the Beltline’s Southside Trail, between Chosewood Park and Boulevard Crossing Park.

Plus: “The site will be developed as part of an innovative green and sustainable site initiative to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council,” an AH statement says. 

In 2018, AH officials selected the Benoit Group and the Michael Organization — both developers with affordable housing chops — to lead the project. 

Before next summer’s anticipated groundbreaking, the proposal must go through a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) study conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. 

AH officials say they expect the project will clear the DRI hurdle next month. 

With 907 planned units spanning more than 30 acres, Englewood South would set a new bar for AH, whose long-awaited Herndon Square project — the agency’s first new build in over a decade —  is expected to bring a total of more than 700 residences to its 12-acre English Avenue site.

Herndon Square broke ground in early 2020, and officials recently moved forward with its second phase of development.