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 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.