Atlantic Realty Partners, Inc., the developers who plan to develop a high-rise apartment complex on the site of Dante’s Down the Hatch restaurant, are being sent back to the drawing board for their site plans.
After leaving the Development Review Committee for SPI-12 (special public interest district) meeting in early November with a list of suggested changes, the developers returned to present its improvements to the DRC.
According to the BuckheadView, modifications included:
- Addition of a crosswalk at the back parking lot to allow pedestrian access to future greenspace
- new sidewalk has been incorporated to provide connectivity to Stratford Road and the northern concourse of the Buckhead MARTA station.
- Public artwork will be incorporated on the Peachtree front side of the property
- Bike parking will be added to fit in with plans for GA-400 trail.
Atlantic Realty presented other modifications, and while the DRC members were pleased, they were not quite satisfied.
They made additional recommendations for the developer’s site design plans, which included:
- Cooperation with adjacent property owners to create a pedestrian and biking path to the northern concourse of the Buckhead MARTA station,
- Add public art and architecture to its proposed “wing wall” and
- Provide connectivity with adjacent Mandarin property
The committee also “felt strongly that the proposed design, while technically meeting the zoning requirements and very early in the design process, does not yet reflect the intended spirit of the zoning and desired future outcome for the area,” according to the BuckheadView.
The committee asked Atlantic Realty Partners to return once its design is more fleshed out and reflective of the intentions of the zoning ordinance in place for the site, the BuckheadView reported.