Category: Home & Real Estate

Luxury townhomes complex to open for sales in Sandy Springs’ North End

Ellison Park, a 67-unit luxury townhome community in Sandy Springs’ North End, will open for sales on Sept. 19. The complex at Roswell and Hannover Park roads replaced two office buildings. The two- and three-story townhomes range in size from roughly 2,000 to more than 3000 square feet, according to developer David Weekley Homes. Home prices start in the mid-$400,000 range, according to David Weekley Homes. The opening comes as the city is in the midst of attempting to spark mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment in the North End. The city is currently reviewing concepts for redevelopments of several shopping centers,...

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Adley City Springs Apartments opens for tours, leasing in Sandy Springs

The 291-unit Adley City Springs Apartments has opened 6075 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, just north of the Hammond Drive intersection. The apartment complex offers leases for studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Monthly rent starts at $1,564 for a 634-square-foot studio unit and rises to $2,424 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit with an office, according to its website. The property offers in-person, contact-free tours by appointment and video tours online. Amenities include a rooftop saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen and golf simulator lounge, along with a two-story fitness center. Construction on the apartment complex, which replaces an office tower...

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Dunwoody residents, mayor surprised by GDOT toll lane demolition concepts

Dunwoody residents Edward and Areum Chung were shocked to learn GDOT wants to tear down their home as part of its controversial I-285 top end toll lanes, according to a draft plan that was revealed Jan. 21. “So now we need to find a new house … and we have a 7-month-old baby,” said Areum Chung. “We upgraded our living room and our bathroom.” The Chungs live in the Chateau Club Townhomes located just yards from I-285 and are among many along the corridor including property owners in Brookhaven and Sandy Springs who could lose their homes or portions...

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Home & Real Estate: Five clever ideas for home storage

Accumulating stuff around the house seems to be the easy part. But where to put it all – and make it easy to reach? The Reporter asked Judy Long, founder of Tillman Long Interiors in Buckhead, for some tips on clever, elegant home storage ideas. The following are five solutions she found for her clients. For more about Tillman Long, see tillmanlonginteriors.com. Electrifying idea An electrifying idea for narrow cabinets: “We add outlets to the vertical pull-out drawers in vanities for storing and using hair dryers and other small appliances.” Make the awkward useful Awkward spaces can become useful...

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More trees coming to Sandy Springs yards and streets through new partnership

More trees will be coming to residents’ yards and public streets thanks to a partnership between the city and Trees Atlanta. The partnership, called the NeighborWoods Project, will resume a project already existing in the city, the Front Yard Tree Program, as well as introduce a second program called the Right of Way program. “The NeighborWoods Project with Trees Atlanta is a committed effort by the city to enhance the city’s existing tree canopy and improve neighborhood involvement and sense of ownership in the city’s urban forest,” city spokesperson Sharon Kraun said in a press release. Each program will...

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North end townhomes receive approval from Sandy Springs

A proposal to build 14 townhomes ranging from the high $300,000 to low $400,000 in Sandy Springs’ north end was approved unanimously by the City Council July 16. The project is planned for 1190 and 1194 Hope Road, which runs between Roswell Road and Dunwoody Place. The townhomes were touted by the planning staff and the developer as a way to begin achieving the city’s goal to spur redevelopment in the north end and provide workforce housing, but one resident was doubtful it would be affordable enough. The developer needed a rezoning from residential estate, which requires a 1-acre...

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Atlanta mayor, councilmember seek to regulate ‘party houses’ after Buckhead incidents

Atlanta’s mayor and a Buckhead city councilmember are seeking a new permitting process for commercial “party houses” amid new controversy about large and noisy events at a Garmon Road mansion. City Councilmember J.P. Matzigkeit of Buckhead’s District 8 developed the proposed legislation with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and city staff members, and introduced it at the July 1 City Council meeting. The legislation would ban commercially rented “party houses” from residential areas unless residents receive a special permit. “This will allow the city to better enforce our zoning code, as [officials] will be able to more easily determine if...

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A guide to home security camera options

The security camera market is changing, with more options now allowing residents to control and install their own equipment. But the new options also bring more confusion about what is right choice for securing a home. Here’s a guide on how to pick a home security system. Two main companies provide self-installed cameras that can be monitored on a smartphone or other device. Nest’s cameras retail from $200 to $300 each. Ring’s cameras come at a similar price, except for its doorbell camera, which retails for $99. The cameras can be self-installed, but professional installation is recommended for some...

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Sandy Springs Planning Commission recommends approval of north end townhomes

A 14-unit townhome development proposed for Sandy Springs’ north end got approval from the Planning Commission June 25. The board unanimously recommended the City Council approve the rezoning request, which is scheduled to be heard at its July 16 meeting. The townhomes were touted by the planning staff and the developer as a way to begin achieving the city’s goal to spur redevelopment in the north end and provide workforce housing, but one resident was doubtful it would be affordable enough. The project is proposed for 1190 and 1194 Hope Road, which runs between Roswell Road and Dunwoody Place....

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Long-dormant High Street unveils new website, illustrations

The massive $2 billion High Street mixed-use development that developers say is slated to break ground by the end of the year has unveiled a new website and new illustrations that touts the planned project as an “entertainment destination” site. The new website includes an “about” sections that describes the planned project on 42 acres at Perimeter Park Center and Hammond Drive near the Dunwoody MARTA station as a place to “charge your spirit.” “A destination that proves that life at the heart of Atlanta’s Perimeter can hold within it the culture and character of a city and the...

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NPU-B protests front-yard setback issue in Buckhead’s Garden Hills

A proposal to halve the required front-yard space for a new house in Buckhead’s Garden Hills is drawing protests from NPU-B as it heads to a May 9 city hearing. “I think this is a critically important issue” with an effect that could “radically change the character of the neighborhood,” said NPU-B chair Nancy Bliwise at the group’s May 7 meeting. The property is 464 Pinetree Drive, at the intersection with N. Hills Drive. Applicant Joe Prochaska – who did not speak at the NPU meeting – is seeking a variance for a 17.5-foot front-yard setback instead of 35...

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Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation seeks nominations for 2020 ‘Places in Peril’ list

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for the 2020 edition of “Places in Peril,” its annual list of the 10 most endangered historic resources in the state. Local sites that have appeared on previous “Places in Peril” lists in recent years include the former Oxford, Too bookstore building in Buckhead; the since-demolished Glenridge Hall mansion in Sandy Springs; and Buckhead’s Bobby Jones Golf Course prior to its makeover. The list is intended to highlight endangered resources and boost local preservation efforts. Aside from buildings, the list also can include districts, landscapes, archaeological sites and similar resources....

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