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'Iconic' Building Proposed in Heart of Buckhead Village

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Swanky hotel, condos could replace low-rise retail

Renderings have surfaced for a project that could provide the core of Buckhead Village with a dazzling new backdrop. Joshua A. Reeves of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty sends over a vision he’s been working on for a year with Stephen Holland, of Holland Architects, that could consume a triangular block now occupied by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Chuck’s Firearms, The Fish Hawk outfitters and several vacant lots, including the former Buckhead Bottle Bar location.

Plans call for at least 200 four-star hotel rooms and 40 "copious premium residences with (a) separate interior elevator atrium," Holland said in an email to Curbed. The kicker, though, could be the three-sided façade, which would form a backdrop for Charlie Loudermilk Park and just might include "an animated marquee style signage band similar to Times Square," officials said.

Holland called the location "the crown jewel of undeveloped Buckhead sites … a once in a lifetime opportunity" and one that "deserves an iconic structure" given its proximity to the park and Buckhead Theatre.

Some other key aspects of the proposal, according to Holland:

  • Rooftop restaurant overlooking the park and Atlanta skyline.
  • Fully enclosed atrium separating the hotel and residential towers, offering a voluminous art gallery display.
  • Club-level amenities overlooking all three facades at approximately 80 feet above street level.
  • All-weather infinity-edge swimming pool with retractable roof and wall.

What’s more, the project would include about 31,000 square feet of street retail, including slots facing the park. No timeline was provided.

Charlie Loudermilk Park

3101-3155 U.S. 19, Atlanta, GA 30305