New development in Brookhaven

A controversial townhome and single-family development will be built on the 6-acre site of the Boys & Girls Club on North Druid Hills Road following a Dec. 12 vote by the Brookhaven City Council to approve the project.

The council voted 3-1 to rezone the property from R-75 (single-family residential) to RM-100 (multi-family residential). The rezoning makes way for Ashton Woods to build a 59-unit development at 1330 North Druid Hills Road. The project will replace the beloved organization that has been located in the city for 40 years. The Boys & Girls will close its Brookhaven location Dec. 20 and open in a new, larger facility next month in Chamblee.

via Brookhaven council approves Boys & Girls Club redevelopment – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Atlanta, Development

Maps to Atlanta street art, murals

Inspired by a walking tour of Bushwick, New York, (street art enthusiast Art) Rudick took on the hobby of photographing Atlanta murals and creating streetartmap.org, a catalogue of street-art collections from Grant Park to Buckhead’s Disco Kroger piece—and far beyond.

via Behold! Detailed maps to 200+ pieces of Atlanta street art, murals – Curbed Atlanta.

Posted in Arts, Atlanta

Emory University annexation approved

Emory University and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will become part of the City of Atlanta on Jan. 1. The Atlanta City Council approved the annexation at its Monday meeting.

via Atlanta City Council approves Emory University annexation – Atlanta INtown Paper.

Posted in Atlanta, Cities

Phipps to add Nobu and more

Phipps Plaza is about to undergo major new transformation into a premiere mixed-use development as Simon, the owners of the Buckhead mall, attempt to re-energize the space with a new luxury hotel, restaurants, an office tower and fitness complex.

via Phipps Plaza to add Nobu Hotel & Restaurant, office tower, health center – BuckheadView.

Posted in Development, Dining, Retail

New section of Beltline in Buckhead

The project will include construction of a 10-foot-wide multiuse trail along the north side of Peachtree Creek on Woodward Way east of Northside Drive. A new bridge over the creek connecting to the existing Northwest Beltline Corridor at Dellwood Drive and Colonial Homes Circle will also be constructed, according to the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy.

via Groundbreaking set for BeltLine trail in Buckhead’s Memorial Park – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Atlanta, Parks, Walkability

Movements in a Roundabout

If North Buckhead gets a roundabout at the intersection of Wieuca and Phipps, what might it look like in operation?

Here’s a purely theoretical mockup of how it might look with multiple vehicles in operation.

 

 

Posted in Atlanta, Traffic, Transportation

Foxes in Buckhead

Dapper visitors.

Posted in Atlanta, Environment

New additions to Powers Ferry Square

Powers Ferry Square has finally filled the anchor space in its north Buckhead shopping center and it was worth the wait! The 25,935 square foot space will be filled by not one, but two new businesses.  HomeGoods will occupy about 21,300 square feet, while local fitness facility BURN Studios will occupy about 4,700 square feet.

via Tomorrow’s News Today – Atlanta: HomeGoods and BURN Studios to Heat Up the Buckhead Market Next Year.

Posted in Atlanta, Retail

Controversial Airbnb rental continues

A Buckhead mansion remains available on the short-term rental service Airbnb, despite a previous city shutdown order, frustrating nearby residents and City Councilmember Howard Shook.

via Airbnb mansion rental continues despite Atlanta order – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Uncategorized

Galloway School honors building’s past as Fulton’s poorhouse

The Galloway School uncovers and honors building’s past as Fulton’s poorhouse – SaportaReport.

Posted in Atlanta, History

Aldi coming to Buckhead

Coro Realty Advisors announces the execution of a lease agreement with Aldi on a 42,361 square foot space at Buckhead Pavilion, the former Sports Authority space.

via Coro Realty Advisors will Welcome Aldi to Buckhead Pavilion – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Posted in Uncategorized

City orders halt to Airbnb “Party House”

The owner of a Peachtree-Dunwoody Road mansion offered for short-term rentals on Airbnb, which has drawn the ire of neighbors for reportedly hosting loud parties, has been issued a cease and desist letter from the city of Atlanta.

via City orders halt to Buckhead mansion’s Airbnb rental – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Uncategorized

MARTA Withdraws TOD in Brookhaven

Brookhaven formally OKs MARTA rezoning withdrawal – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Uncategorized

Underground Atlanta redevelopment

Underground Atlanta redevelopment plan gets approval – Atlanta INtown Paper.

Posted in Uncategorized

TOUR Championship partners with History Center

The TOUR Championship and the Atlanta History Center have partnered to honor the legendary amateur golfer Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones Jr. and his home club, East Lake Golf Club.

via TOUR Championship partners with Atlanta History Center – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Posted in Uncategorized

Buckhead REdeFINED Plan Underway

Buckhead REdeFINED, a plan to make greater Buckhead more vital, mobile and livable, was unveiled at a meeting of neighborhood activists, civic and business leaders and planners at the Atlanta International School.

via BuckheadViewBuckhead REdeFINED: Connectivity, Traffic and Affordable Housing is at the Heart of Buckhead plans – BuckheadView.

Posted in Atlanta, Planning

Downtown’s Parking Lot Deserts

Tim Keane is no fan of free parking.“That has been proven time and again, in every single city in the world that the more parking you provide, the more people drive,” said Keane, who became Atlanta’s planning commissioner last summer. “I mean, we live in Atlanta. This is a city that is a great example of: If you design for everyone to drive, then what will you get? Congestion.”

via Atlanta Looks For Solutions To City’s Parking Lot Deserts | WABE 90.1 FM.

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Changes at Bobby Jones

The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation plans to invest about $20 million to convert the course from 18 holes to nine, while adding a driving range, short-game practice area, new pro shop, a new facility to be called the Georgia Golf House and multi-use trails.

via Nonprofit takes charge of Bobby Jones Golf Course – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Nonprofit takes charge of Bobby Jones Golf Course - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Lindbergh Kroger to open

On Nov. 9, the Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger at 2542 Morosgo Way will celebrate its grand opening.

via New Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger about to open – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

New Lindbergh/Piedmont Kroger about to open - Atlanta Business Chronicle

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Buckhead condo tower moving forward

A glitzy, glassy condo building is one step closer to reality after developers filed for permits for the 18-story structure at Buckhead Triangle.

via Ritzy Buckhead Triangle condo tower is moving forward – Curbed Atlanta.

 

Ritzy Buckhead Triangle condo tower is moving forward - Curbed Atlanta

Posted in Atlanta, Walkability