In Buckhead, many areas could claim to be the center of the neighborhood, but the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont roads is definitely a contender.
Already dominated by office, residential, and hotel towers, the district is jam-packed with traffic practically any hour of the day. The nearby interchange with Ga. Highway 400 and the tangle of disconnected roads and superblocks exacerbates the condition.
Even so, developers are pining for a piece of available land there, in the form of parking lots adjacent to some of the last remaining low-density development.
Now, Mill Creek Residential has jumped into the fray with a proposal to swallow the surface parking lots and forested land surrounding the Prominence office development at the corner of Piedmont and Lenox roads.
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, developers are hoping to bring more than 300 high-end apartments to the six-acre site. The development would also include 45,000 square feet of commercial space.
For those wishing to not become mired in the area’s terrible traffic, there are options.
The development will be adjacent to the popular PATH400 multi-use trail, which would connect it into Tower Place and the Buckhead MARTA station. The apartments will also be walking distance to the proposed park atop Ga. Highway 400.
Still, it's hard to see how the development can differentiate itself from countless others proposed, underway, and recently completed in the neighborhood. Maybe the continued development of residential units will represent a shift, from people commuting into and out of Buckhead, to those who choose to both live and work in the area.
We can dream, right?
There's no indication as to when the property is expected to be delivered.
- Mill Creek plans 320 apartments next to Buckhead's Prominence tower [Atlanta Business Chronicle]