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Paces Apartments Redevelopment Plan Wins Neighborhood Approval

Buckhead's Neighborhood Planning Unit B puts some provisos on a plan for redevelopment of the complex on East Andrews Drive.

Buckhead's Neighborhood Planning Unit B unanimously recommends a plan for the redevelopment of an old apartment complex on East Andrews Drive, with some provisos.

The new owners of the want to replace the vacant buildings with a mixed-use development, said NPU-B member Bill Murray.

It could have as many as 392 residential units, including townhomes, according to a list of conditions negotiated between the Camden Property Trust and the neighborhood, and now approved by the NPU. 

The tallest building is limited to a height of 119 feet, roughly 10 stories.

The agreement bars cutting any driveway to connect the development and Valley Road. It also specifies a thick tree buffer between the building and Valley Road backyards. 

The development must be brick, cast stone or some other cement-based finish and at lest 50 bicycle parking spots will be required on site.

The designer is Niles Bolton Associates, the same architecture, design and planning firm that created One Vinings Mountain and several properties in Midtown. 

The apartments are already vacant and demolition has started. Houston-based Camden acquired the 30-acre site for $39.3 million in 2011.

The NPU voted approval on Tuesday, after an earlier hearing and recommendation by its Zoning Committee. The development needs a zoning adjustment to allow taller buildings.

Now the plan heads for Atlanta's Zoning Review Board, either on May 3 or May 10 at 6:00 p.m.

In other business, a new subdivision of six houses may be built on two adjacent lots, 3665 and 3683 Ivy Road. The NPU approved a recommendation to pass the subdivision application. It's scheduled for the city's Subdivision Review Committee on June 20.

The NPU also approved liquor licenses for the following businesses:

  • Caterers A Legendary Event.
  • . The Hooters competitor will be at Tower Place.
  • , which needed a license adjustment to match its new management, who have added "Bistro" to the club name and are now serving brunch and lunch.
  • also got a routine renewal.

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