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UPDATE: No End in Sight for Buckhead Triangle Facelift

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In a report about as accurate as the meteorological predictions for a widespread winter weather event on Tuesday, we picked up on a lead that Liveable Buckhead had posted two new projects in Buckhead. Unfortunately, it turns out those new projects happen to be old and somehow are showing up at the top of the new project lists on the site — opps oops. Enjoy this blast-from-the-past report, thanks for the heads-up about the old information; sometimes we step in it. Please accept our apologies in the form of an image of construction of the building as of September, accompanied by a picture of an adorable wallaby.

Changes big and small are in store for two more properties in the Buckhead Triangle, signaling that the surge of developments already in the pipeline could be just the beginning for the high-dollar district. Two more project proposals have jumped in front of the Development Review Committee (DRC) for the neighborhood, and documents suggest they're hankering to move forward with construction.

The first proposal at 3060 Peachtree Road calls for an aesthetic overhaul of an existing restaurant at the corner of Peachtree and West Paces Ferry roads; the result could be better engagement between diners and sidewalk traffic. The second, much more dramatic proposal, would see two midcentury office buildings and an old home just off of East Paces Ferry Road transformed into an apartment building.

Across Peachtree Road from Buckhead Atlanta, and just north of the new Restoration Hardware, Ford Fry's restaurant King+Duke (i.e., the former NAVA location at One Buckhead Plaza) is scheduled for a dramatic patio enhancement, with retractable shades and hanging orbs to front Peachtree Road. As the changes don't actually require further review by the DRC, the project can move forward, though they recommend speaking with Buckhead CID regarding possible changes to the Peachtree/West Paces Ferry intersection. Plans suggest the changes would up the swank factor at the busy intersection.

The second proposal, located just off Peachtree Road, calls for a 250-unit apartment building — to be called Broadstone Maple — near the proposed Gables development on East Paces Ferry Road and Maple Drive. (Yes, proposals abound in these parts). The plans call for a five-story building on top of two levels of parking to house 175 one-bedroom and 75 two-bedroom units. New curb cuts would allow access from Maple Drive and create an access drive to Piedmont Road, possibly indicating future expansion to the east. If realized, the proposal would bring the trend of development off of the main streets of the area and transform the smaller, formerly single-family residential streets into a more urban environment. Of course, it also would mean more cars.

· Buckhead Projects [Liveable Buckhead]
· This is What Ford Fry's New Restaurant Will Look Like [Eater Atlanta]
· On Tap: More High-Rise-Ish Rentals for Bustling Buckhead [Curbed Atlanta]

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