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Future Development | Elm Street

Elm Street Apartments, a scattered-site development located in Rockmart, Georgia, consists of the adaptive reuse of one vacant historic school campus and the demolition of another school campus to allow the construction of a total of 46 multi-family units of affordable housing, all 46 units would have RAD project-based vouchers. The unit mix will consist of 12 x 1-bedroom/1-bath units; 18 x 2-bedroom/2-bath units; 14 x 3-bedroom/2-bath units. Both sites are within a quarter mile of each other and both parcels are owned by Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, which would enter into a long-term ground lease with the partnership and qualify Elm Street Apartments for full property tax exemption.

Site 1 (100 Morgan Valley Road), a 10.306-acre site, is the location of The Elm Street School. This school would be demolished and 32 units of new construction apartment units would be constructed on this site. The Elm Street School is not a historic structure.

Site 2 (120 Gordon Street), a 3.653-acre site, is the location of the historic Euharlee Grade School. The State Historic Preservation Officer has determined this structure is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A (“Event”, a property making a contribution to a major pattern of American history). This site would be adaptively reused to provide 14 units of apartments on the site.

The development will provide services and amenities that are not otherwise offered in the Rockmart community. Common area amenities include a community room/clubhouse with kitchenette, laundry facility, swimming pool, playground, and picnic pavilion with grills. The common spaces will provide residents the ability to engage in supportive offerings such as health screenings and education, tutoring, career-building and financial management training offered at no additional charge to residents. The location of the developments make for convenient access to businesses and desirable amenities within 1 mile.


Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (NWGHA)

326 West 9th Street

Rome, GA 30165

Mailing: P.O. Box 1428

Rome, GA 30162