Category: Home & Real Estate

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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....

Read More

Brookhaven lifts ban on residential short-term rentals

Brookhaven homeowners living in single-family residential neighborhoods can now rent out their homes through short-term rental agencies such as Airbnb after the City Council agreed to lift a ban in place since November. The City Council voted unanimously on April 23 to amend its zoning ordinance to allow all homeowners to engage in short term rentals under certain conditions — that homeowners eligible for homestead exemptions can participate in short-term rentals for no more than 180 days a year. The homeowners must obtain a permit from the city’s Community Development Department to do so and any property with more...

Read More

Developer withdraws plans for senior apartments in Lenox Park

Plans to build a senior multiunit residential development in Lenox Park on the Brookhaven/Buckhead border have been erased following backlash from the community opposed to apartments. The Brookhaven Planning Commission had recommended the project be denied after the developer requested a waiver for the city’s new workforce housing mandate. The Brookhaven City Council at its April 23 meeting voted to accept the withdrawal of an application to build a 188 multiunit residential project for people 55 and older at 1035, 1045, 1055 and 1065 Lenox Park Blvd. The withdrawal request was made by a representative from AT&T, owner of...

Read More

14-unit townhome development proposed for Sandy Springs’ north end

A 14-unit townhome project has been proposed for Sandy Springs’ north end. The proposal comes as the city looks into ways to inspire redevelopment in the north end area. The project is proposed for 1190 and 1194 Hope Road, which runs between Roswell Road and Dunwoody Place. The lots, together totaling 1.4 acres, currently have two single-family homes. The developer, identified in planning documents as Callicott Holdings, LLC, is seeking a rezoning to allow it to construct townhomes. The 14 units would be two stories with two-car garages, according to a site plan. Two parking spaces per unit would...

Read More

Real estate news in brief from Reporter Newspapers communities

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour   Benefiting the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the 35th annual “Gardens for Connoisseurs” tour will feature nine gardens at private homes in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Decatur and Midtown on May 11-12. A special stop on the tour will be late designer and event co-founder Ryan Gainey’s garden. The self-guided tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Tickets are available at atlantabg.org. Buckhead apartment complex opens New apartment community The Ashley Gables Buckhead at 530 East Paces Ferry Road is officially open. The Ashley is the first apartment complex to offer...

Read More

Developer wants to scrap Dresden Drive townhome project

The developer of a proposed townhome project on Brookhaven’s bustling Dresden Drive says it wants to scrap those plans and build only single-family houses after receiving significant blowback from residents living in adjacent neighborhoods. The City Council is slated to take up the request at its April 23 meeting. Harrison Development & Construction was hoping to get a 60-day deferral from the city’s Planning Commission at its April 3 meeting on its proposed project to build eight townhomes and two single-family houses on a less than 1 acre plot at the corner of Dresden Drive and Camille Drive. A...

Read More

Local home sales market nears its peak, agents say

The white-hot housing market in Buckhead and top end Perimeter neighborhoods may be hitting its peak as prices rise above salaries, two experienced local real estate agents say. For now, Brookhaven is the hottest area, especially as long commute times drive some homebuying decisions. “Families are feeling priced out of Buckhead’s new construction and smaller homes,” says John Mason of Harry Norman Realtors’ Dunwoody-based Atlanta Perimeter office. “The Brookhaven market is much stronger than Sandy Springs or Dunwoody.” Kelly Marsh of Brookhaven’s Keller Williams Realty says the housing market has come back to where prices are even a little...

Read More

Brookhaven backs off short-term rental ban

The city of Brookhaven is backing off its ban of short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, in single-family residential neighborhoods, just a few months after implementing the restriction as part of its new zoning code. The Planning Commission at its April 3 meeting voted to recommend allowing short-term rentals in all residential neighborhoods and districts through an annual permitting process. Community Development staff members said the request to do so came from the mayor and City Council. The short-term rentals would only be allowed for owner-occupied houses, according to the zoning code amendment. The recommendation now goes to the City...

Read More

Brookhaven Planning Commission rejects proposed Lenox Park senior apartments project

The Brookhaven Planning Commission is recommending denial of a proposed senior living apartment development in Lenox Park after the developer asked for a waiver on the city’s new workforce housing mandate. The commission voted unanimously at its April 3 meeting to reject a rezoning request by Greystar GP II LLC to rezone four parcels at 1035, 1045, 1055 and 1065 Lenox Park Blvd. for a 188 multiunit residential project for people age 55 and older. The site is currently an approximate 5-acre green space and is zoned for two office buildings. The project is the first proposed development in...

Read More

Buckhead’s Historic Brookwood Hills home tour features mix of old and new

A chance to view four homes located in Buckhead’s historic Brookwood Hills neighborhood takes place this month as part of an exclusive tour that only occurs every other year. The fifth biennial event is the signature fundraiser for the Brookwood Hills Friends group with this year’s proceeds going to Children Healthcare of Atlanta’s recently opened Center for Advanced Pediatrics. The Brookwood Hills Home Tour takes place April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required to attend and can be made by visiting choa.org/brookwoodhillstour. Tour tickets are $35. The theme for the 2019 tour is “History Reimagined”...

Read More
Loading
Subscribe to our daily & weekly emails with community news

Subscribe to our daily & weekly emails with community news

You have Successfully Subscribed!