Huge development planned for Dunwoody

Plans for the project, according to documents filed with the city, include 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and 3,000 residential units. The project also includes 400,000 square feet of new office space in addition to the 235,000 square feet of office space currently on the site that will remain.

The development is divided into 10 blocks and fronting Perimeter Center Parkway. There are five 30-story residential towers planned, with one also including retail on the ground floor. Other residential and retail buildings range from 10 stories to 5 stories.

via High Street developers to make presentation at Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting – Reporter Newspapers.

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Camden moving forward with phase two

Camden Property Trust, having completed Camden Paces Apartments that replaced the former Paces Apartment complex at 77 East Andrews Drive, is now getting ready to launch Camden Buckhead, 374 apartments in two urban-styled nine-story buildings facing Roswell Road on the site.

via BuckheadViewCamden moving forward with 2nd apartment project, to face Roswell Road – BuckheadView.

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Brookhaven character area study

The second round of charrettes for Brookhaven’s character area study begins Sept. 14 as the city moves through the community meetings to receive resident input on how they want residential areas to be preserved.

via Second round of Brookhaven character area study charrettes announced – Reporter Newspapers.

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The Grady Hospital – History Atlanta

Behold the cornerstone of one of the largest health systems in the world. Grady Health first opened the front doors of this building as The Grady Hospital on June 2nd, 1892 to serve the Atlanta public. It was the first of its kind in the city.

via The Grady Hospital – History Atlanta.

 

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Undoing damage caused by interstates

The proposal to cover a section of Atlanta’s Downtown Connector with new parks and development is not unique. In fact, the so-called “Stitch” is one of several such potential projects in cities around the country whose primary intent is to restore the links between urban neighborhoods that were severed decades ago by the federal interstate highway system.

via The Stitch is not the only project aiming to undo damage caused by interstates – Atlanta Magazine.

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Planning

Former Buckhead school site to become park

A 1.55-acre former school site on Buckhead’s Loridans Drive has been purchased as parkland to go along with the nearby PATH400 multi-use trail.

via Former Buckhead school site to become park on PATH400

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Buckhead Village Development Updates

The Buckhead Village is positively booming with new development, as new proposals are being announced nearly every month. Commercial land prices in the neighborhood have soared to more than $10 million per acre as retailers and developers target the prime demographic and pure volume of people that pass through the Buckhead Village daily.

This high-stakes game of monopoly between developers in the Buckhead Village is going to transform what is currently Buckhead’s favorite neighborhood shops into a dense, walkable, and vertical shopping district. To keep the community informed of the latest developments, Buckhead.com has put together the interactive map below as a way to keep track of the boom.

via Buckhead Village Development Updates.

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New Look For Andrews Square

EDENS announces improvement plans and a new retailer for Andrews Square. Nestled in Buckhead’s West Village, the center will undergo a series of enhancements that will reflect the unique feel of the neighborhood and create a refined, vibrant marketplace for the community to gather and connect.

via New Retailer, New Look For Andrews Square In The Heart Of Buckhead’s West Village.

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Manuel’s Tavern is back

Closer Look: The History And Rebirth Of Manuel’s Tavern | WABE 90.1 FM.

Posted in Atlanta, History

Zoning update to take 3-5 years

Updating the zoning codes will be a three to five year process, but Lee said the office is initiating what she called a series of “quick wins” that could be implemented in the next three to six months. Those “quick wins” include updates of definitions of existing ordinances, neighborhood design standards and parking requirements.

via Overhaul of city zoning codes to take three to five years – Atlanta INtown Paper.

Posted in Atlanta, Planning

Atlanta boomed between 2015 and 2016

According to new data from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the city grew by 7,900 residents between April 2015 and April 2016. Compare that to adding 4,800 residents the year before and 4,100 residents in 2014, and just 1,200 residents in 2013.

via ARC: Atlanta boomed between 2015 and 2016, adding nearly 8,000 new residents | Creative Loafing Atlanta.

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Walkable neighborhoods more valuable

…If a region has a low supply of good urban communities that are inviting to pedestrians — and that have destinations easily reachable on foot — then the homes within that limited supply are more likely to have a high price tag.

The analysis found that that one single Walk Score point (like going from a score of 50 to 51 for a neighborhood) can increase the price of a home by an average of $3,250 or 0.9 percent.

via Atlanta’s low supply of walkable neighborhoods makes them pricey | threadATL.

Posted in Atlanta, Cities, Walkability

New round of water talks

Georgia embarks on new round of secretive water wars talks with Alabama | Political Insider blog.

 

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Residential project at Peachtree Battle

Branch Properties files for construction permits on Peachtree Battle high-rise – BuckheadView.

Posted in Atlanta, Planning

Connecting our trail networks

Metro Atlanta leaders have voted to continue the region’s tradition of dreaming big when it comes to civic improvements. This time, the plan is a comprehensive approach to make it safer to walk and ride bicycles.

The board that oversees the Atlanta Regional Commission on Wednesday approved the “Walk. Bike. Thrive!” plan to improve bike/pedestrian options. The approved plan is the result of a year-long study that updates the ARC’s 2007 bike/pedestrian plan.

Of six newly approved objectives, one of the more sweeping proposals is a stated desire to link the major trail initiatives that are being developed throughout the region.

via Connecting the region’s trail networks a key aspect of ARC’s new bike/ped plan – SaportaReport.

 

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Reynoldstown approves Madison Yards

Reynoldstown has given the nod to what should be the biggest single post-industrial redevelopment on Memorial Drive, by OKing “Madison Yards,” Fuqua Development’s 17.5-acre mixed-use transformation of the former Legget and Platt facility at Bill Kennedy Way along the Atlanta Beltline.

The vote wasn’t even close: about three-fourths of residents at the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League meeting on Monday night voted in favor of the zoning change the project needs to start moving dirt.

via Reynoldstown says yes to Madison Yards, Fuqua’s proposed mixed-use project along the Beltline | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta.

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Step Inside This World Made for Bees

For now, the plants are stubby. Nearly 1,000 of them—bee balm, asters, coneflower, thistle—are nestled into packed-dirt walls arcing up 6 feet into the air. But as the summer wears on, they’ll grow. “I’m not producing a flower show, where they bring in all adult things and it’s finalized,” says the land artist Meg Webster. Change, she adds, “is part of the nature of the work.”

She means that both literally and figuratively. The installation will evolve over the course of its life, but it’s also a call to respond to an urgent ecological crisis: pollinator decline. Webster hopes that her work will attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators—crucial insects whose numbers are dwindling at alarming rates.

via This Installation at Socrates Sculpture Park Aims to Carve Out a Habitat for Bees and Other Pollinators – CityLab.

Posted in Environment, Living

Future of Atlanta’s Central Library

Atlanta’s Central Library in downtown has become the focus of a debate about preservation in recent months, following the reemergence of possible demolition plans put in motion years ago but later halted.

While many view the facility as a hulking, antiquated monolith, groups from around the world have criticized plans to demolish the facility. Designed by noted architect Marcel Breuer, the building is arguably one of the most iconic brutalist buildings anywhere, and the culmination of a career that included the Whitney Museum in New York City.

via Decision-Makers Mull Future of Atlanta’s Central Library – Curbed Atlanta.

Posted in Atlanta, History, Living

Last games at Turner Field

Nearly two-thirds of …200 respondents said they plan to take in at least one more game at The Ted, the downtown Atlanta ball field the Braves have called home for two decades. The Braves plan to move to a new state-of-the-art stadium and development in Cobb County to start the 2017 season.

via Survey says: Take us out to see a ballgame at Turner Field one more time – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Atlanta, Living

Sandy Springs can build great park system

Trail expert: Sandy Springs can build great park system; cites Buckhead’s example – Reporter Newspapers.

Posted in Atlanta, Environment, Walkability