Monday, August 6, 2012
UDC is next step in line of reviews for $45 million Inman Park mega-project.
The Atlanta Urban Design Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 8 on the $45 million development project at 280 Elizabeth St. in Inman Park. The hearing — schueduled for 4 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 55 Trinity Ave. — is over several variance requests to increase building heights for the project and lot consolidation: The project, spearheaded through a partnership between Atlanta developers South City Partners and JPX Works LLC, calls for the construction of 204 rental units, between 38,000 and 39,000 square feet of retail, and a 570-space parking deck. The 3.4-acre lot is bounded by Elizabeth Street, North Highland and Lake avenues and the Inman Park Village. Though controversial — some Inman Park residents were …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Applicant, failing to show up at March 28 meeting, says it will not appeal.
Siding with residents and supporters of the Sweet Auburn corridor eager to preserve its history, the Atlanta Urban Design Commission denied an Atlanta developer's request Wednesday to demolish the former Atlanta Daily World building. The unanimous vote — 9-0 — follows weeks of controversy surrounding the old Atlanta Daily World building at 145 Auburn Ave. NE, just off the southwest corner of Piedmont Ave. NE. Atlanta-based Integral Group, sought to demolish the Atlanta Daily World building and replace it with housing geared toward Georgia State University students. Integral which did not attend the meeting, has 30 days to appeal the decision to the Fulton County Superior Court. But in a statement Intergral sent to East Atlanta Patch, the …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
'Integral’s plans provide a “win-win” and permit the building will be restored as a vibrant and contributing asset to the Auburn Avenue economy and community.'
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Editor's note: This is a joint statement written by M. Alexis Scott, publisher of the Atlanta Daily World and Valerie Edwards, executive vice president of the Integral Group. The two subpitted it to East Atlanta Patch in response to the controversy surrounding the old Atlanta Daily World building at 145 Auburn Ave. The authors say any comment beyond this statement would be premature and inappropriate. by M. Alexis Scott and Valerie Edwards Background: Relevant Facts About The Decision To Sell The Building: Relevant Facts About A Commitment to Preservation:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Historic 1930s building earmarked for demolition by developer.
An Atlanta-based developer's plans for new residential housing in the Sweet Auburn corridor is leaving some in the community with a sour taste over what they see is an erosion of history. The Integral Group wants to demolish the old Atlanta Daily World building at 145 Auburn Ave. NE, just off the southwest corner of Piedmont Ave. NE. In its place, housing geared toward Georgia State University students. Integral Group — does not own the property — it still belongs to the Atlanta Daily World newspaper, which now has its headquarters in East Point. But Integral Group's Valerie Edwards, an executive vice president with the company, made a presentation Feb. 22 before the 11-member Atlanta Urban Design Commission that sought that body's …