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Buckhead Forest Falls for High-Rise Tower

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Park Place development will bring 27 stories of luxury apartments to a site just north of Phipps Plaza

A keen-eyed Curbed Atlanta reader spotted a Buckhead forest being felled Thursday along Phipps Boulevard at Wieuca Road, just north of Peachtree Road. In just a few hours, the forested patch was gone, like a Buckhead Betty when Belk closes.

While the Lorax would be less than enthused, the clear-cutting signals the start of work on 1000 Park Avenue, a luxury apartment tower near Phipps Plaza.

Designed by local firm Reese Vanderbilt, the building is slated to feature 224 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, looming over the soon-to-be-completed Domain at Phipps, renovated Phipps Plaza, and brand-new AC Hotel. The development will encompass more than 415,000 square feet and provide 425 parking spaces.

Developer Wood Partners filed permits at the beginning of the year for the 27-story apartment tower, which was originally intended to be 39 stories to match its neighbor at 750 Park Place.

The project adds to the laundry list of residential development going on in the area. Maybe the trees will be reborn as cabinetry, flooring, or — at the very least — mulch.

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