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Sandy Springs' Transformation Hones in on Roswell Road

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Sandy Springs is doing everything in its power to shake off the tired-suburb stench. And with divisive plans moving forward to redevelop an old Roswell Road apartment complex in the city's southern reaches, it seems little is going to stop the trend. Eviction notices have been issued to current tenants of the Park 225 Apartments near Chastain Park, just north of Buckhead, according to CBS46. The forced relocations are understandably upsetting to many, and it seems little will stop the impending demolition of the complex some time at the end of the year. Plans call for new apartments and townhomes to rise on the site.

The Park 225 project has been in the works for the better part of a year. With approvals from the city, developer the Providence Group is prepped to move ahead with 162 townhomes and 325 apartments on the site. With enviable proximity to Buckhead, just north of the City of Atlanta's border, the area is prime for high-end redevelopment. Expect to see more older apartments and neighborhoods meet their demise in the near future.

In fact, the new proposal is one of many that seek to reshape the ITP end of Sandy Springs. Just across Roswell Road, work is moving along on a similar project announced last year. The "Sandy Springs Gateway", as the development is known, packs in apartments as well as commercial space to extend the mixed-use trend to the area. It's a safe bet that all this new crop won't be nearly as affordable as the old.

· Sandy Springs apartment residents forced out [CBS46]
· 487-Unit Project in Sandy Springs Draws Support, Ire [Curbed Atlanta]