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Chamblee’s evolution continues with midcentury-inspired redux

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Near Peachtree Boulevard, office updates include a focus on natural light and refreshed exteriors 

Two-story off-white building with brown railings and staircases and orange and yellow doors.
Cleaner lines and earth tones will give the Chamblee building a more modern aesthetic.
Photos courtesy of CBD-RE

The rapid changes continue, both large and small, around what’s still considered a relatively affordable bastion in north ITP Atlanta.

Sitting on the corner of Longview and Admiral drives, just off Peachtree Boulevard and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road in Chamblee, a concrete office building is undergoing a “refresh” to bring new life to the humdrum building.

Located in the Huntley Hills community, which contains a large collection of midcentury homes, the building is undergoing a transformation to capitalize on certain midcentury characteristics.

Inside, updates focus on bringing in more natural light and opening up the 8,618-square-foot, two-story space to provide more flexibility for tenants.

Outside, a new roof, new railings, and new canopies above the stairs highlight the building’s origins as 1960s-style commercial architecture, although property records state the building was constructed in 1975.

The changes are courtesy of architect Peter Drey, and are expected to be completed in late March.

Two-story white building surrounded by trees with two cars in the parking lot.
A more heavy, cumbersome look for the building prior to its refresh.

Leasing agent Chitra Subbarayan of CBD-RE also highlights the building’s lot as a desirable feature, given it sits on a “forested setting” behind Chamblee Plaza, overlooking Huntley Hills Park.

While she states there have been several tenant inquires regarding this “rare find,” it remains to be seen exactly who will claim the office space.

In recent years, mixed-use and adaptive-reuse development including office space has caught fire around Chamblee and Doraville, triggering some worries about escalating prices.

One more recent proposal calls for turning former grain silos into a food hall with offices and other components near Chamblee’s downtown.

On the residential front in Chamblee’s core, just down the street from a large condo venture, a 17-unit townhome community called “The Bristol” is materializing, with prices between the mid-$500,000s and mid-$800,000s.