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Neighborhood Planning Unit – B will vote next week on a proposal to rezone about 12.5-acres for Church at Wieuca‘s planned 457-unit mixed-use project in Buckhead, according to its Tuesday meeting agenda.
Church at Wieuca announced in March that it was partnering with Atlanta-based real estate company Greenstone Properties on the project, which is centered on the former’s North Buckhead church building at 3626 Peachtree Rd. NE. The church submitted a rezoning application for the project in late May calling for more than 450 units as well as a 512,000-square-foot office tower at the northeastern corner of Wieuca and Peachtree Roads.
Following NPU – B’s vote on Tuesday, the rezoning application will go before the city of Atlanta’s Zoning Review Board in early August, according to the planning unit’s meeting agenda.
With the assistance of project management firm DaVinci Development Collaborative, the church is currently considering three architecture firms and expects to choose one for the project in July, according to a project update posted on its website.
Church at Wieuca Associate Pastor Joshua M. Speight told What Now Atlanta in early June that the church hopes construction for the project could begin as early as the fall of 2022.
The development team said in its rezoning application that the project site plan is meant to account for the project’s location in a transitional area. Bordering single-family homes, the site’s northern half would hold 18 detached cottage homes and 39 townhomes, while its southern portion would hold a 400-unit multifamily tower and office building that could each reach a maximum height of 415 feet along Wieuca Road.
“The proposed new development will complement the surrounding area with probable elements to include Class AAA office, high-rise multifamily residential, single-family and other for-sale residential options,” Greenstone Properties Partner Harvey Rudy said in a statement earlier this year.
The church’s sanctuary and steeple will remain as a central component of the project, which also calls for a new reformatted campus for Church at Wieuca. Also to remain are Wieuca Day School, Wieuca After School, Camp Wieuca, and Claire Gibbs House.