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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

PHOTOS: Inside modular construction, a potential boon for housing affordability

They’re not mobile homes, but they did arrive on truck beds, already assembled and nearly move-in ready. Cecil Phillips, CEO of Place Properties, says volumetric modular construction is the way of the future and a technique that could produce more affordable housing in Atlanta and beyond.

Phillips likes to say, “If the markets could build affordable housing, they would, but they can’t, and so they don’t.” The system his firm uses relies on assembly-line construction, circumventing conventional — and rising — construction costs and earning the state’s rubber-stamp so they’re up to code in any jurisdiction.

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