The neighborhood planning unit for Bankhead, Hunter Hills, and other neighborhoods will review plans to rezone part of Lindsay Street in Northwest Atlanta to allow for a new 128-unit mixed-use project, its Tuesday evening meeting agenda shows. The applicant for the mixed-use project, which would total about 142,000 square feet of residential and commercial space, is Atlanta-based developer Windsor Stevens.
Called The Proctor, the development includes plans calling for 35 studios, 66 one-bedrooms, and 27 two-bedrooms, rising upwards of 45 feet to the west along Lindsay Street and to a maximum of 84 feet to the north and east along the lower-elevation Wheeler and Oliver Streets. The project has the support of the English Avenue Neighborhood Association, in part because of this contrast, according to a November letter penned to the city by EANA President Nicholas Stewart.
“This combination accomplishes the goal of keeping the desired feel of the neighborhood at the street while allowing the project to meet density goals,” Stewart writes.
Along with its residential component, The Proctor calls for about 20,000 square feet of commercial space divided into eight units, as well as just over 3,000 square feet of public space. Amenities would include 5,280 square feet of balconies, rooftop terraces, landscaped areas and plazas, and a pool deck, and the project would provide 150 parking spaces underneath the building and 20 bicycle spaces.
The existing 43,776-square-foot project site is vacant.
While the project was initially proposed as a condominium development, Windsor Stevens changed its plans to a for-rent apartment building as of this month. Of its 128 units, The Proctor would feature 38 affordable residences, six of which would be for-sale, live-work units.
Windsor Stevens, which is led by managing partner Rod Mullice, specializes in transit-oriented developments. Its portfolio includes two projects in College Park and another in Chamblee, Georgia.
In his letter, Stewart also writes that Windsor Stevens has assured the EANA that The Proctor will contribute community benefits like down payment assistance for EA residents and supporting entrepreneurship by reserving six of eight commercial units for EA enterprises.
“EANA supports this project and is enthusiastic about the impact it will have on our community,” he writes.
The EANA General Body has since voted 12-7-1 this month in support of the mixed-use project and its updated plans.
“Applicant has satisfactorily addressed the questions presented by the EANA body, neighborhood residents and stakeholders,” an EANA letter of support this month reads.
UPDATE, FEB. 16, 12:45 P.M. EST: This story has been updated to reflect Windsor Stevens’ plans for a for-rent apartment project rather than a condominium development.
There’s been talk about gentrifying EA and Vine City for a few years now.
The gentrification creep is in full swing down Donald Lee….
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