Thursday, May 16, 2013
Developers project completing the $45 million project by the third quarter of 2014.
INMAN PARK — The developers of the 280 Elizabeth St. project expect they will break ground on the $45 million residential and retail complex in July. The mixed-use development, bounded by Elizabeth Street, North Highland and Lake avenues and the Inman Park Village project, is projected to be complete by the third quarter of 2014. Atlanta-based developers South City Partners and JPX Works LLC, which are partnering on the project, gave Inman Park residents an update on the project at the May meeting of the Inman Park Neighborhood Association. The 3.4-acre lot already home to several business, all of which will have to leave by July 9, Mark W. Randall, South City Partners' founder and executive director, told IPNA members. "Please, please …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Decatur Street property is going to be a self-storage building.
SWEET AUBURN — The building formerly home to Buffalo Soldier Tax Accountants, a tanning shop and clothing store is being demolished. In its stead is to be a self-storage facility in the 400 block of Decatur Street, according to a Creative Loafing report. Plans are for the construction of a four-story building, but the newsweekly reported that some residents aren't too pleased because they felt that's not the best use for the site. See the full report here.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Old grammar school to be converted into apartments in $15 million project.
Tuesday, February 5
EAST ATLANTA — A construction moratorium that threatened to derail the planned redevelopment of the old John B. Gordon School has expired, which means the $15 million project can proceed. Vinings-based Paces Properties plans to replace the school at 1205 Metropolitan Ave. with a three-story structure of 125 to 145 apartments. Paces Properties almost walked away from the deal because the Atlanta City Council placed a moratorium on tearing down existing structures along select stretches of Moreland, including the East Atlanta Village business district and the Gordon School, which Paces said is beyond repair and must be demolished. The the city council made that move following a 2008 South Moreland Avenue Livable Centers Initiative Study that…
Monday, February 4, 2013
'Staff finds and concludes that the SAP application does not meet the requirements of the applicable zoning districts. We look forward to receiving plans that are in accordance with the requirements.'
City planning officials have for the second time rejected a Buckhead developer's requests for variances to build a shopping center in Grant Park. Fuqua Development LC changed its plans slightly in response to the city's Nov. 20, 2012 rejection, which stated that the original submission for a special administrative permit was not in compliance with the development guidelines established by the BeltLine Overlay Zoning District and the Connect Atlanta Transportation Plan. Fuqua's original plans for the Glenwood Place project, called for 199,050 square feet of retail on a 20-acre tract at 800 Glenwood Ave. In the company's most recent submission, the retail footprint shrunk slightly to 197,590 square feet. The number of parking spaces also …
Friday, February 1, 2013
'Application contains many of the defects of the “original” application, along with some new flaws. Therefore, NPU-W’s position on the “revised” application is that is should be rejected.'
- REAL ESTATE
Friday, February 1
Editor's note: Neighborhood Planning Unit-W, which represents several Southest Atlanta neighborhoods, including East Atlanta, Grant Park and Boulevard Heights among others, submitted its official response to the city planning department regarding Fuqua Development LLC revised submission regarding Glenwood Place, its proposed shopping center at 800 Glenwood Ave. in Grant Park. NPU-W opposes the resubmitted plans, citing some of the same concerns it raised in October of 2012 following a review of the Atlanta developer's initial submission. Ed Gilgor, NPU-W chairman, shared its response with East Atlanta Patch. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF NPU-W’S RESPONSE TO “REVISED” APPLICATION BL-12-035 Introduction NPU-W offers the following response to the “…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The old A.C White building has been converted.
OLD FOURTH WARD — A Midtown-based self-storage company with locations in Alabama and metro Atlanta, has opened its first in-town outlet on the Edgewood Avenue corridor. The Storage Neighbor, which has 11 other locations, took over the former A.C. White Transfer & Storage Co. at 660 Edgewood Ave., near the Inman Park neighborhood boundary. "The supply of self-storage in Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward is under-supplied, but what attracted us to the location was the opportunity to participate in the adaptive re-use of an abandoned building and take part in the revitalization of the Edgewood corridor," Shelby Brennan, the company's marketing director, told East Atlanta Patch. "We are excited to be a part of the community and look forward to …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Project slated to open in June.
INMAN PARK — The site of Tyler Perry's former soundstages off Krog Street will be redeveloped into the Krog Street Market, its new owners said. The development is part of an overall $70 million project for a nine-acre site bounded by Edgewood Avenue, Irwin Street/Lake Avenue and the Atlanta BeltLine, Paces Properties told Atlanta INtown. Paces Properties purchased the site, which includes Rathbun’s and Krog Bar, last year. George Banks, a Paces Properties vice president, told Atlanta INtown, the market is to be comprised of all local tenants, not national chains. The market is to be a 6,000-square-foot indoor facility at the former soundstages, Atlanta INtown reported. “We’re actively seeking local restaurateurs and local farmers to make …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Back nine closing in preparation of Drew Charter's high school expansion.
Effective Jan. 2, 2013, holes 10 through 18 of East Lake’s Charlie Yates Golf Course will close in order to prepare the construction site for the Charles R. Drew Senior Academy. Earlier this year, Drew Charter School received approval from both the Atlanta and Georgia Boards of Education to build a Senior Academy, grades nine through twelve and expand Drew’s grades Pre-K through five. The new Senior Academy will be a 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, LEED certified school and will house Drew’s Junior and Senior Academies — grades 6 through 12. Yates Course golfers will still use the front nine (and most popular) holes. Current hole No. 17 will become a chipping green, while hole No. 18 will become a practice putting green. By next …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Georgia State University's expansion fuels Downtown's development.
The old Ramada hotel at 70 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. in Downtown is getting a makeover. The property was recently purchased by an arm of Valdosta-based Ambling University Development Group, which focuses on student housing. The deal for the 1.5-acre site, which Databank Atlanta reported is valued at $7.9 million, comes as Georgia State University continues its footprint expansion for classrooms. That, in turn, is creating a demand for more student housing. It explains why developers looking at projects downtown, have done so with GSU in mind, said Michael Bull, president and founder of Atlanta-based Bull Realty, which brokered the sale. Bull and John DeYonker, the firm's vice president of land and development, spoke to East Atlanta Patch …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Controversial project now goes to a number of city reviews.
The planned senior care facility at 606 Flat Shoals Ave. in East Atlanta received support from Neighborhood Planning Unit-W at its meeting Wednesday night. The controversial project, which received a vote of support from the East Atlanta Community Association earlier this month, still has to undergo a series of reviews with the Atlanta Zoning Review Board and the City Council before submission for the mayor's signature. Primrose Pass Personal Care Community Living LLC is looking to take over the property, which sits at the southeast corner of Flat Shoals and Newton avenues, and turn it into a private, assisted living facility for seniors. Primrose's principals, Erika Brown and Kimberly Castlin, say their facility would be home to up to 18 …