A proposed apartment project in the shadow of Buckhead's Lenox Square mall remains stuck in permit purgatory — but a rendering of the two-building development has surfaced. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported over the summer that Simon (owners of Lenox and several other malls in the metro and elsewhere) was planning to resurrect the $250-million luxury apartment project originally proposed in 2006. Six months after the news originally broke, though, the project is in the same spot it was: in the middle of the special administrative permit process. "The developer is still working through that process with the City of Atlanta," attorney Jessica Hill said, "so there are not any updates to provide at this stage."
If and when it happens, what appears to be two connected towers would go up on the lot that's currently a small park behind Bloomingdale's. A rendering tracked down by blogger Wayne Daniel Anderson shows two modernist-style buildings, with Phase I standing at 400 feet and Phase II at 450. According to Anderson, they would combine to offer a total of 750 one-, two- and three-bed apartments. The development was first conceived as more of a condo destination. Regardless, it would fit in nicely with Lenox Square's new $10-million facade and onslaught of new tenants.
—By Curbed Atlanta contributor Tyler Estep