This fall, three townhome developments have started springing up along a short stretch of Peachtree Road at the border of Buckhead and Brookhaven, heralding a building-bonanza of attached homes. In total, three different developers are constructing 56 homes on the three sites, attempting to cash in on the hot market on the near-north side of the city. While each development promises to have a slightly different character, they're all contributing to the densification of the Peachtree Road corridor just north of Lenox Square— and they're evidence of the continued popularity of new townhomes across Atlanta. That being said, a road once lined with stately older properties has quickly morphed into rows of fairly homogenous townhomes. Progress? That's in the eye of the beholder.
1 - The Aldredge Brookhaven, being developed by John Wieland, is located farthest north, just across the Fulton-DeKalb border. Slated to start at more than $800,000, the 24 elevator-equipped townhomes are beginning to rise on a prominent site at Peachtree and Club Drive. Described as "timeless yet metropolitan," the one rendering available is a puzzling combination of classical brick elements and slightly less glass than the Fifth Avenue Apple Store, all crowned by rooftop pergolas.
[John Wieland's proposal for Aldredge Brookhaven. Image via John Wieland.]
2 - Across the Fulton-Dekalb border, 3700 Peachtree, is the smallest of the three developments. The proposal includes 12 three-story traditional townhomes with between two and three bedrooms per unit. While the lot is narrow, the developer's website touts enough space for a dog park.
[The future of 3700 Peachtree. Image via 3700 Peachtree.]
3 - Last but not least, the latecomer to the game. Just this week, the land at 3663 Peachtree Road and the adjacent site were clear-cut, and the final vestiges of the grand brick single family home that had stood on the site since 1940 were eliminated in preparation for construction of a development called Buckhead Park on Peachtree. Atlanta Peachtree, LLC plans to construct 20 townhomes on the site, with 90 feet of frontage on Peachtree Road adjacent to the Winston highrise condos. Before the project can proceed, the owners are seeking variances at the City of Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting next Thursday to reduce the property setbacks.
[The site in September, before the home and trees were removed. Image via Google Maps.]