The ceremonial groundbreaking for the mixed-use project E.co East marks the first significant new development in east Decatur in over a decade.
“This is a real catalyst, a jump start,” said architect Jack Honderd, one of three principal partners of East Decatur Station.
EDS opened in 2004, and in the duration he partnership has accumulated 35 acres from New Street to Sams Street that have mostly remained unchanged at light industrial.
Honderd believes that several factors may now collaborate to change that. E.co East, with a proposed 378 market rate apartments, 92 affordable senior apartments and 22,000 square feet of retail/restaurant is one.