Buckhead and Sandy Springs neighborhood associations have joined forces to put a stop to the construction of a mixed-use development–including 700 new apartments and a seven-story parking deck– near the intersection of Roswell and Wieuca roads.
The new project would mean demolition of the current apartments already on the site and likely millions of dollars in road improvements to accomodate the increase in traffic for the new development, according to the Buckhead Reporter.
The Chastain Park and North Buckhead Civic associations in Buckhead and the Cherokee Park and High Point Civic associations in Sandy Springs have already launched complaints, according to the Reporter.
Since the project, proposed by JLB Partners and Core Property Capital, is considered a Development of Regional Impact, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority are issuing their recommendations on the project. GRTA is scheduled to publish their recommendations Friday, but Patch did not find them posted on their website.
GRTA's initial recommendations included: realignment of the intersection of Windsor Parkway with Roswell Road and the addition of a traffic circle at the intersection of West Wieuca and Lake Forrest Drive. Since the traffic circle is within Atlanta's city limits, Atlanta would need to pay for the construction of the circle.
Gordon Certain, president of the North Buckhead Civic Association, stated in an email that "it is not obvious where the circle would be located” since there are three private homes located on the corners of the intersection.
Sandy Springs Councilwoman Karen Meinzen McEnerny said the project is "way over the top" and wasn't the "balanced" gateway that residents desire, according to the article.
The project is set to go before the Sandy Springs Design Board at 9 a.m. on Jan. 8.