Developer proposes project next to Park Tavern.
A little over a month after delivering final plans for its most recently approved project in Reynoldstown, Fuqua Development is back at it again with a signature mixed-use, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
If Principal Jeff Fuqua has his way, the project would stand on four acres along Monroe Drive near 10th Street and next to Park Tavern, immediately neighboring Piedmont Park and the Beltline’s Eastside Trail.
The ABC reports that the development is said to include apartments, town homes, and a boutique hotel. A natural food grocer and several chef-driven restaurants could line the Beltline.
Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall is cited in the article as being supportive of the project and its “potential” to become part of a larger transit-oriented development around Monroe and 10th Streets.
Often controversial for building mixed-uses suburban-type developments in areas where they aren’t completely welcome, Fuqua is behind several other local big-box anchored mixed uses including Glenwood Place, Edgewood Retail District, and Lindbergh Plaza.
If the proposed development will be anything like what Atlanta is used to seeing from Fuqua, many could agree that its location relative to Piedmont Park and the Beltline would be questionable in a city which currently has a ParkScore of 51 out of 100. Although, the project’s relatively small size could be its saving grace.
When Beltline officials were soliciting bids for the prime property, one concept that stood out was The Terraces on the Park, designed by Smith Dalia Architects, for which renderings emerged when the design was recognized by AIA Georgia. Fuqua’s relation to the project, if any, is unknown.
Editor’s Note: Details about the hotel, apartments and town homes were added 6/24 at 9:53 AM.