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First look: Transit-focused, brick-clad condos on tap for downtown Chamblee

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Three-building concept will link to Chamblee’s MARTA station via Rail Trail extension, developers say

Planned brick facades at the three-building complex.
Planned brick facades at the three-building complex.
Rendering courtesy of Windsor Stevens

A condo project is bound for Chamblee that aims to capitalize on buyers’ desire for transit connectivity and retail walkability, while adhering to the ITP city’s architectural standards, developers tell Curbed Atlanta.

At the newly christened The Gordon, plans call for 56 for-sale units across three buildings, each with four stories, between 3543 and 3553 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, near Chamblee’s historic downtown.

Below the condos will be 7,500 square feet of retail, while a 2,000-square-foot rooftop amenity space will crown the property.

The project will rise a quarter of a mile from the Chamblee MARTA Station, connected to the rail hub by Chamblee’s planned Rail Trail extension, said Rod Mullice, a managing partner for developer Windsor Stevens Holdings and veteran of transit-oriented development in College Park.

The Gordon is meant to reflect younger professionals’ preferences for transit-connected living and architectural requirements of the Chamblee Master Plan, Mullice said.

Added Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson, in a prepared statement: “We’re very excited to have a new owner-occupied, multifamily, mixed use project such as The Gordon coming into our town center.”

A Windsor Stevens’s rep told Curbed the venture is expected to break ground this fall, with completion slated for the first quarter of 2021. Condo prices are still being finalized, she said.

With its overall scale and use of brick, the concept brings to mind another example of throwback new construction going up in Glenwood Park: an office building by the Historical Concepts firm meant to echo classical 20th century architecture.

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

Just down the street from Windsor Stevens’s proposal, a 17-unit townhome community called “The Bristol” is materializing, with prices between the mid-$500,000s and mid-$800,000s.