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Garden Hills Proposal Gets Less Halloweeny, More Palatable

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In the battle against bad design, Buckhead residents seem to have scored a victory this week. BuckheadView reports that Brand Properties has released drawings showing a completely redesigned building that would rise on the Garden Hills Shopping Center site along Peachtree Road. According to the article, the developer — as well as neighborhood and city leaders — have found common ground in order to move the project forward. The new plans call for the bulk of the eight-story office building to sit on the front of the site, along Peachtree Road, as opposed to its original position looming over single-family residences in the neighborhood behind, where the old shopping center used to stand.

The new design takes a more modern look, using brick, glass and metal in what is a far more visually appealing — and far less Munster-looking — composition than the original proposal. Architects on the project are Wakefield Beasley Associates and ASD Design. Assuming approvals come next month, the project could kick off early next year.

· Brand Properties' redesign of Garden Hills office/retail project gains favor [BuckheadView]