Proposed District: Apartments Galore
We break down the Apartments Galore renderings of the District. High-Density Apartments fill every subsection of the Potential Largest Redevelopment…
Due to the large size of the area, Urban Design Associates divided into 6 sections.
Proposed to be the first developed, 3 vacant lots (6 acres) are owned by TPA (Tech Park Atlanta). Hilton Garden Inn owns the adjacent empty lot. 3 office buildings in this area have approx 30% vacancy. 1 building is empty.
Here is a rendering of the Existing Conditions.
The creek bed, a wooded stream would be converted into a ‘Canal’, with restaurants and retail facing the water. Most surrounding buildings are residential.
Commercial___ Cultural___ Parking
Option 2 for the Canal District
Landmark building heights of 12-20 stories. Also, current commercial buildings remaining.
Purple Buildings indicate existing buildings. In the distance, Pink Building is City Hall, with half acre Village Green.
South of Canal District would comprise of City Hall, retail, Lake/Pond Amphitheater and more apartments/ TR surrounded by small community park/trail.
In Option 2, City Hall would have a half acre Village Green, more parking and less green space.
More & More Apartments…
As a possible College Extension Campus with Apartments & Townhomes…
Or Primarily More Apartments, few Townhomes & few retail buildings.
This land is currently in litigation. City Council denied TPA rezoning of this land for 53 houses. Now City Council’s consultant UDA is recommended Apartments and Townhomes…
For the Westside, where LA Fitness, Chilis, IHOP etc is, Urban Design envisions distant long-term plans of redoing the current Retail to more condense shops surrounded by apartments.
The land around the current City Hall would also be filled with More Apartments & Townhomes!
Also, the complete Charrette Presentation can be seen here.
So what do you think of potentially the Largest Redevelopment Project in Georgia?
City Council would like your feedback.
Frontpage image of proposed 8 Lane changes to Medlock Bridge Rd.
Renderings Source: City of Johns Creek
Commercial Building Data: Johns Creek Advantage