Songy Highroads Plans 210-Unit Mixed-Use Project In Wildwood, Buckhead

The project is slated for 1850 Howell Mill Rd in the southern end of the Wildwood neighborhood
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Songy Highroads has plans to develop a 210-unit mixed-use project in the Wildwood neighborhood of Buckhead, according to application documents filed with the city last month.

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The proposed six-story, 243,000-square-foot project would rise at 1850 Howell Mill Road NW, a 2.7-acre site with a surface parking lot and food-truck park bordered by Howell Mill Road to the east, Beck Street to the north, Emery Street to the west, and an I-75 on-ramp to the south.

The Alpharetta-based developer is requesting several variations, including a reduction in required minimum open space from 47 percent of gross land area to 39 percent. Plans call for about 65,000 square feet of usable open space, including 32,210 square feet of landscaped areas and plazas.

Site plans for the development show it would hold one-bedrooms through three-bedrooms, as well as just under 2,000 square feet of coworking space and about 3,700 square feet of retail and food and beverage space.

A future phase could also include 32,000 square feet of office space along Howell Mill Road, according to site drawings.

The project would provide 362 parking spaces, along with 52 bicycle spaces.

Listed as the architect alongside project drawings is Cooper Carry.

The owner of the site is listed alongside the Buckhead address of Songy Highroads in application documents as Eighteen Fifty Howell Mill LLC, a company managed by Peter Blum.

The project site was acquired by that LLC in a multiparcel acquisition for $5.55 million in 2006, according to Fulton County property records.

A spokesperson for Songy Highroads didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

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Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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ATLNative
ATLNative
7 months ago

Did the food truck park close?

Al Weekly
Al Weekly
7 months ago
Reply to  ATLNative

hoping she owned the land. If so, she will be ok.

Longtime Howell Mill Resident
Longtime Howell Mill Resident
6 months ago
Reply to  Al Weekly

I’m pretty sure the operators of the Food Truck Park lease the property. Article above says “The owner of the site is listed alongside the Buckhead address of Songy Highroads in application documents as Eighteen Fifty Howell Mill LLC, a company managed by Peter Blum.”

leedart
leedart
7 months ago

I’m concerned that we are building so many ugly mass housing without any personality that are as well not built to last that in 20 yrs or a lot less there is going to be a glut of cheap, poorly constructed public housing feel units that will not stand the test of time, design, use. These buildings are not like what you see on the west coast or in Europe that are made of higher grade components or have inspiring architecture. What we have are a bunch boxes made of pinewood and hardy plank siding.

concerned neighbor
concerned neighbor
6 months ago
Reply to  leedart

Let’s be frank; Who wants to live next to an interstate? Rents will be cheap and construction as well. We have 4 massive complexes within 1/4 mile of each other on Howell Mill and Collier Rd. I want to hear what is the vacancy rate at those complexes? My guess is they are not filled to capacity. Why would the area need another one?

Schmeeee
Schmeeee
7 months ago

I’m all about the density but also concerned how this will affect that already over-taxed intersection.

concerned neighbor
concerned neighbor
7 months ago

Too many apartments already and too much traffic density now that cannot be sustained on the current road. We need to object to this project in its current form.

Longtime Howell Mill Resident
Longtime Howell Mill Resident
6 months ago

1) Howell Mill is already a traffic-clogged disaster.
2) We don’t need more density on a road that cannot handle it in the first place.
3) We have been asking Traffic Planning to synchronize the stoplights on Howell Mill for YEARS. Still has never been done.
4) When will the city get it???

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