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Controversial senior housing in Buckhead’s Peachtree Hills breaks ground

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More than 200 residential units will rise, and some 500 trees will be axed.

In Buckhead’s leafy Peachtree Hills, a senior-living community that’s drawn recent criticism took a big step forward last week with an official groundbreaking.

Peachtree Hills Place, a 55+ community more than a decade in the making, is slated to develop a 23-acre wooded parcel along Peachtree Hills Avenue.

The project’s first phase is expected to entail 85 condos and eight single-family residences; according to a press release, presales have been incredibly strong, with only eight residences remaining in the initial offering. (Viable senior housing is needed intown, after all).

Homes in the nearly $120-million development will feature 10-foot ceilings and range from 1,400 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet.

Peachtree Hills Place

While a posh senior living community—featuring houses costing upwards of $2 million and “social amenities of the best social clubs”—seems like a natural fit for the area, the development is not without opposition.

When the project finally lurched forward last year, it was revealed that construction would claim more than 500 trees on the heavily forested site.

Of course, neighbors and advocates for Atlanta’s famous tree canopy weren’t pleased.

In any case, the first phase is slated to welcome its first residents in summer of 2019. Expect the remaining 119 condos and four single-family homes—some with the relatively bargain price of $730,000—to come soon after.

Just don’t be hoping for the shade of a nice old tree.

A site plan for the development.
Peachtree Hills Place

Peachtree Hills Place

12 Kings Circle, Atlanta, GA 30305