Keep your eyes on what’s going on near Loring Heights/south Buckhead and Atlantic Station off Northside Drive. Besides the new sidewalks and curbs, we have new construction and a land swap involving one of Buckhead’s most beloved historical sites. I’m very anxious to see how it all comes together. So, here goes…
New Homes in Loring Heights and Atlantic Station
There are two major new construction opportunities slated along Northside Dr.:
- Northside Dr. & Deering Rd. – Plans have been filed for the Loring Heights area for 60, 4-story townhomes planned along with a ‘central amenities area’. No completion date yet.
- Northside Dr. & 17th St. – Plans are for another mixed-use project including both multi-family housing and single-family detached homes, as well as more retail and restaurant offerings next to Atlantic Station and IKEA. Expected to be ready for Fall 2017.
Bobby Jones Land Swap Approved
Since January, the City has decided to transfer ownership of Bobby Jones Golf Course, Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, and the City’s part of the World of Coke property to the State of Georgia. In exchange, the State would transfer ownership of state-owned property near Underground Atlanta to the City in order to sell the land to a developer that plans to build a large mixed-use development on the site.
Located just north of Collier and Northside, the golf course—which was deemed “extremely dangerous and a potential liability to the City of Atlanta” in a 2015 feasibility study of the course, according to the AJC—will be updated, improved, and turned into a 9-hole reversible course, per the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy Master Plan. There will also be 10 new tennis courts added to the Bitsy Grant.
There are many sides and different opinions about this swap, and the proposed renovations to the course and tennis courts. At this point it is what it is, but I’m sure more will come.
Continued GDOT Construction
Construction continues along Northside Dr to replace sewer lines and install sidewalks. Next year, the road will be paved and have coordinated traffic signals, making all the pain and frustration of increased traffic a distant memory, theoretically!
So while there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m enjoying watching the changes come together. I’ll keep a close watch on these residential developments, not only because this is the area of town where I live, but so that I can provide for you the best advice if and when you decide to buy in the area.
Join me as we eagerly anticipate the continued revitalization of the south and west side of Atlanta. For information on other exciting developments, check out the articles in Atlanta Urban Paradise.
How do you feel about the changes? Did I miss any new developments? Comment below, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at (404) 219-5968. I look forward to hearing from you.