Wood Partners Plans Altered, Hotel-Less 290-Unit Buckhead Place Project

The eight-story project would have 35 studios, 185 one-bedrooms, 55 two-bedrooms, and 15 three-bedrooms
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Atlanta developer Wood Partners has outlined a change of plans for the Buckhead Place shopping center parking lot at 3314 Piedmont Rd. NE., calling now for an eight-story, 290-unit residential project, according to plans reviewed last week by the Development Review Committee for local zoning area Special Public Interest District 9. Local North Atlanta publication Reporter Newspapers first reported the change.

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Previous plans at the site, which sits in front of an LA fitness and adjacent to a seven-story Hampton Inn & Suites, had called for 186 hotel rooms and only 245 residential units. The project’s earlier design also had 690 parking spaces, whereas the current one has 528 parking spaces total.

The Buckhead project’s latest parameters were met with several recommendations from the development committee last week. Suggestions include offering affordable housing, a more engaging facade, and room for micro-mobility accommodations for local residents, among other recommendations.

As its stands now, the project would rise approximately 90 feet and feature five residential levels over a three-level concrete podium for parking. The planned unit mix consists of 35 studios, 185 one-bedrooms, 55 two-bedrooms, and 15 three-bedrooms, according to project plans, which show Brock Hudgins Architects as the project.

The project site is adjacent to another retail area potentially slated for large but uncertain development plans, with landowner Regency Centers having filed for a rezoning application for Piedmont Peachtree Crossing shopping center at 3330 Piedmont Ave. just last month.

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Dean Boerner

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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